Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Wayuus

Used to the often annoying presence of individuals who want to sell you everything during our trips, we appreciated the discreet presence of the Wayuu people in the Guajira.

Known to be dangerous, hot-tempered, smugglers, as people ‘better not to be met’, the Wayuus are on the contrary gentle, hospitable, and extremely pleasant to talk with.

(Special thanks to Ramona, our travel-mate in this trip to the Guajira, for sharing her pictures…)


  1. Are you referring to me as an annoying individual trying to sell you things becasue I asked for a cheque in the post for this great photo?! :-)

    Thanks again for letting me be a cling-on, on this amazing part of the Colombia trip.

  2. ma forse la logica imporrebbe di chiedersi se siano gli wayuu ad apprezzare la discreta presenza dei turisti nel guajira


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  4. To Ramona: of course not, as you have seen no mention to your greedy proposal. Only acknowledgment and thanks for sharing your pictures...

    To v.t. (ti conosciamo?): ottimo punto, dovremmo controllare sul blog degli Wayuu... Scherzi a parte, abbiamo cercato di essere discreti, educati, rispettosi, consapevoli che il contatto tra culture puo' essere un'occasione di crescita sia per noi sia per loro. Poi, tutto puo' essere...