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This shot reflects my bad mood towards some aspect of the peruvian behaviour... In the rare trains in Peru one can see signs reading 'Keep Peru clean' ; whereas, as any traveller will notice, any rather civilized part of the country has its garbage heaps basically everywhere (and I don't even mention the dogs corpses...) - people just don't know that throwing junk in the nature is wrong - and the train on the image doesn't look exactly like it's breathing clean, does it? Well in the end I KNOW that ecology is a rich countries' problem, I mean these poor peruvian have tons of things to manage and take care of besides their natural environment, yet it is a shame to find so often the country, this beautiful country, under garbage and with its air polluted like Hell's... well. Okay fair enough, it was just the return of my ecologic bad mood...

Okay I add something due to Carper's note... To take the shot I wasn't exactly hanging out the window but rather hanging out the train itself... During the train-trip from Cuzco to Puno which lasts 11 hours or so - let's say forever... - I got out the train several times to have fun first of all and take pictures then. Each time I was grabbed by the neck by some guy from the peruvian railroad company security staff, looking more tired of my sillyness each time he had to get me back into the train. And the more the time passed, the more often I got out of the train, the more fed up he looked, but never shouted at me or shown any anger. I mean, it was on security purpose, he did his job of preventing me from falling out of the train but, eh! this bloody train runs at like 20 kilometers per hour! at most... Had I tripped, I would have catched up with the train just running! Ah-ah... Pfff... ;-)

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Cheers folks.

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