blinks of the sun get lost in a horizon that
has become gray and somber; then, the sky is occupied by vanguards
of black, irritable clouds, about to explode in millions of refreshing
drops. Rain aroma in the banks of a river of restless waters.
Storm premonition in the lands of the infinite greenery.
The rain does
not threat to anybody. The children play, jump and laugh, while
the adults "attack" succulent plates of "majao"
(rice, dry meat and paprika) or locro (soup with rice and hen).
The afternoon perspires heaviness and fatigue in the Cabins of
Piraí, one of the many charming corners in Santa
Cruz de la Sierra, the tropical paradise of Bolivia.
and prairies. Hallucinated places of exuberant
vegetation, rural and suffocating corners conform the territory
of the department of Santa Cruz de la Sierra
located in the oriental part of Bolivia. Its capital -of the same
name- was founded in 1561 by the Spanish captain Ñuflo
Until the 17th century, the city was flanked by not evangelized
native groups; for what became the starting point of the missionary
Jesuit expeditions that sought to catechize the inhabitants of
the areas of Moxos and Chiquitos.
city of modern shades, Santa Cruz (437
m.a.s.l.) has become the economic heart of the country. Thousands
of Bolivians decided to tempt fortune in the hot Orient attracted
by the vertiginous commercial and agricultural development...
and the borders extended and the old urban helmet was surrounded
by showy buildings and very transited avenues.
festival. Warm, modern and agitated. That is Santa Cruz
de la Sierra, the tropical paradise of Bolivia.