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Two societies - the one living high in the Andese mountains of the poor local Peruvians and the other one the much richer of the foreigners coming to spend their money here. Two societies, however one train. One engine with different carriages. The red carriage for locals, cheap travel, low comfort and many local people like the one from my picture "Hard life in her eyes". The two last carriages in blue, full of opulence - one restaurant carriage and the other smoker's saloon with an observation terrace for a few foreigners. Spectacular views from there. Expensive but unique experience while travelling from Cusco to Puno over La Raya Pass. Easy, just one train and two strictly separated Worlds. How much money spent here by the richer travellers remains here to improve the hard life of the locals ? Where does the money go ?

Compared with the original Highlights&Shadows were used on midtones as well as highlights.

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