“Jon’s unconventional choices are a result of his philosophy on the best way to live. “It isn’t necessarily natural building that I’m interested in,” he said. “It’s self-reliance, and shelter is one of our four basic needs. If we cannot rely on ourselves, we have no freedom. I like to be free.”
Lets save the rain forest. Sounds nice and easy. Right? Well in reality some people that live in the jungle in Peru die trying to save their home in the rain forest. Edwin Chota was one of those people.
Gunned down over trees that are worth big money. Edwin Chota was gunned down with some other men trying to defend the jungle that they called home. The corruption is so bad in some governments and the trees worth so much money, that Edwin Chota’s life wasn’t worth a shit to the people that murdered him.
Edwin Chota was someone in the way of easy money. For now the illegal logging continues in Peru.
Though no hobbits live here, the village of Santa Catalina has that feeling. The feeling of maybe I’ll run into a hobbit. Quaint adobe homes with odd doors and unorthodox stairs. Chickens roaming free in the high Andes mountains of Peru.
Do you believe in the power of healing mineral water or maybe you just like sitting in a nice hot bath. Either way Peru offers many hot springs to try and they say Collpa’s water is the best for healing your sick body. Stories abound of people that have been cured of their ills.
Getting to Collpa is tough. First you go to the town of Huaral that is 3 hours North of Lima from Peru by bus. Huaral has gone to shit, because they put a prison in the town. So watch your back at night. Then you take a shared taxi (20 Nuevo Soles per person) or van to Collpa up a crazy dirt mountain road for 3 hours. Pick your driver wisely, because the trip is treacherous and some young macho drivers haul ass. Also you might want to pay extra and only have 3 people in the back seat of the taxi. They jam them full and uncomfortable for 3 hours.
If you pay what the locals are paying it is probably poor quality. The guarantee ends when you walk out the door.
Really you can save money on dental in the third world and there are good dentists. You just have to search real hard to find a good dentist.
The wealthy in the 3rd world most likely go to a good dentist. That is where you want to go. You can save close to ½ off your dental bill. Plus if you pay cash you will get a discount.
A simple cavity fixed for 30.00 dollars? Probably is poor quality. Yet getting the latest cerec 3D cad cam porcelain treatment for 228.00 dollars is where the better deal is. Plus the work comes with a real guarantee.
How to find a good dentist? Ask the expats! Browse online expat forums is a good way.
Don’t get all your work done in the first sitting. Have one cavity fixed and then wait for one week.