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National Dress of Peru – from an 8 year old boy

Here are some of my pictures of myself and others in traditional Peruvian clothing.
This old lady hid her face as it had a big birthmark.
Black means she is married.

A lady we met in Lima.

Traditional felt hats.
Traditional of a weaving lady.

We saw many ladies in these fine stitched hats and shirts.

Wearing a poncho and Peru cap.

The ladies wear felt hats.
She can wear bright clothes if she is not married.

More traditional clothes the ladies wear.

Little kids wear knitted outfits.

I am with the ladies of Amantani.
We stayed with a family on this Island
She is in the photo.

Traditional ladies of Taquili Island.

This is a chief’s cap.

the men do the knitting and dress like this in the mountains.

A few traditional pieces of clothing.

Here we get a lesson on what the men and women wear.
It is very complicated and means different things.

This is a single mans cap – you can tell by the white.
If you wear the tassel at the side you are free.
If it is at the back, you have a girlfriend or Fiancee.

This man’s belt is made by the woman.
She collects her hair from birth.
She knits it into the belt.
Then she weaves a pattern.
This tells a story of the past and future.
Like how many babies she wants!

This is a chief’s cap and a bag to collect coca leaves.

Me again with a chiefs hat and the coca bag.
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BIG Things in Peru found by an 8 year old who is travelling the world

Here are some of the BIG things I have found in Peru.
We visited Peru two times in 6 months, so there are a lot of things I found.
BIG Yarn. Local markets in a tiny town out of Puno.
BIG Soccer Ball, Lima

 BIG 12 angle stone. Cuzco
BIG Pan Pipe Player, Cuzco.
BIG Inca Ruins. Machu Picchu.

BIG Salt Mines. Salineras, Pre-Inc Salt Flat Mines.

BIG Drawings. Nasca Lines, Seen from air when we went in a little plane to fly over them.  
Nasca.

BIG Nasca Spider and Condor replicas with me in them!, Nasca.

BIG Wine Barrels, Ica.

BIG Barrel, Haunchaco.

BIG Sea Lion. This giant boy is nearly 3 metres big. Paracas/Ballestas Islands

BIG Bathtub out of El Carmen, near Chinca

BIG Bellows out of El Carmen, near Chinca

BIG Tooth and Chemist thing – I don’t know the name, Chiclayo.
Revolting BIG caterpillar – about 20 cm long – on our bedroom floor in Lima.

BIG head – and my Mama – Hotel Espana, Lima

BIG romantic couple – Miraflores, Lima

BIG Peruvian horse and soldier. Lima Old City

BIG Rubber Stamp, Liam Old City

BIG Wafer Biscuit, Lima Old City

BIG Pot, Arequipa

BIG Pot, Arequipa

BIG Jesus Church front, on way to Puna.

BIG Floating Island made of reeds, Unos, Puno.

BIG Reed / straw boat, Unos, Puno

BIG Snake Head, Puno

BIG Puma, Puno

Another BIG Snake Head, Puno

BIG Frogs, Puno

BIG Condor, Puno

BIG Condor, Puno

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BIG Things in Ecuador, South America found by an 8 year old

So here I start to find BIG things in Ecuador …..
We have been to Ecuador 2 X so there might be a few more.

BIG Lamp, el Jardin Mall, Quito

At first we thought this was hand-wash, but now we thing it is a BIG Mouthwash, Cuenca

The BIG hands of Quito
BIG Bucks – Quito, Ecuador

BIG telephone – Quito, Ecuador
This BIG painting is the whole length of the wall and weighs over 700kg.
It is in Sucre Casa, Quito, and is a hand made carved wood frame.

This BIG climbing ball has another inside.
It is in Quito.

This is the BIGGEST church in Quito with a BIG man out the front.

This BIG egg and BIG Humming Bird are at the Equator.

This BIG Virgin statue is at the top of the Hill of Quito.
We climbed inside the ball at the base which I think is the sun.
It is based on Revelation 12 Virgin – they say it is Mary with wings?
BIG birds in Guayaquil.

A BIG monkey or Sloth in Guayaquil.
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National Dress of Colombia, South America from a 7 year old

We had fun today trying a few different Zarape or Poncho styles on.
The sombrero or Vueltiao were all a bit big, so we settled for  this one Wayuu instead.

Here are a few people we found dressed traditionally in the streets.
Traditional Colombian dress.
Traditional Colombian dress.

Presidential guard at the palace.

A lovely Colombian lady in traditional dress.
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BIG Things in Colombia, South America found by a 7 year old

Here are some BIG things we found in Colombia.
BIG Aftershave and perfume bottles – Bogota Airport

BIG suitcase – Bogota Airport
BIG Beetle – Casa de Barro, Colombia

BIG Centipedes Top edge of wheel) – Casa de Barro, Colombia
BIG Lizard – Casa de Barro, Colombia

BIG Ant – Casa de Barro, Colombia

BIG Scorpion –  – Casa de Barro, Colombia

BIG Bee – Casa de Barro, Colombia
This handrail is a BIG Serpent / Snake – Casa de Barro, Colombia

BIG Owl – Casa de Barro, Colombia

This BIG hand is in Bogota, Colombia.
It is part of the Art Gallery of Botero, the artist who makes all his art “fat”.
BIG Crisps – Sesquila
BIG Miner – Salt Museum, Zipaquira

BIG Hand – made from horseshoes and other metal, Salt Museum, Zipaquira

BIG Cross, Carved in Salt walls at the Salt Cathedral, Zipaquira
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National Dress of Panama, Central America from a 7 year old

Here is me with one of the hand-made shirts.
The hat is also national dress.
Here the locals wear a lot of stuff with Panama on it.
They are proud of their country.
 
The ladies behind are called Kuna.
They bind their legs and arms.
They wear unusual national dress. 
Here are two Kuna ladies we met at church too.
The Kuna weave masks – we are wearing them here. 
Here I am in a Panamanian house.
The man wears a traditional Panama hat.
See all the decorations.
These were nice and kind people.
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BIG things in Panama, Central America found by a 7 year old

We have found a few BIG things in Panama.

BIG Gatorade at the Ironman race.

Another BIG Gatorade at the Ironman Race.

BIG Water bottle at the Ironman

BIG Bird – not sure which type?
at Albrook Shopping Centre, Panama City

 BIG Tiger
at Albrook Shopping Centre, Panama City

BIG Elephant
at Albrook Shopping Centre, Panama City

BIG Fish, Turtles etc
at Albrook Shopping Centre, Panama City

BIG Koala
(We used to have these in the trees back in Australia)
at Albrook Shopping Centre, Panama City

BIG Croc
at Albrook Shopping Centre, Panama City

 This is the Panama Canal.
It is one of the BIGGEST engineering successes in history.
I had to add it.
You can see BIG birds in the air behind me
at Albrook Shopping Centre, Panama City
BIG Penguins
at Albrook Shopping Centre, Panama City
I am NOT in Australia?
BIG KANGAROO and Joey
at Albrook Shopping Centre, Panama City
BIG Panda
at Albrook Shopping Centre, Panama City
This is a BIG Pirate Head, Bocus del Toro
This is a BIG Nail and a BIG Screw, Bocus del Toro
This is a BIG Iguana in the tree outside out bedroom.
It is at least 1 metre long.
Isla Boca Brava, Panama.
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National Dress of USA, North America from a 7 year old

We had a bit of trouble getting a USA National Dress.
So here are a few dress up times in this country.
HAWAII
Here we are dressed for a luau in Kauai.
I am dressed as a Shaker Boy.

Here is a USA typical Baseball outfit – (thanks to Tina!)
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BIG things in USA, North America found by a 7 year old

OK – We haven’t had much time to blog for my son whilst on the road.
Here are some of his latest pictures he wants to share.

WEST COAST – CALIFORNIA
Some more big things ..

BIG Pumpkin Head – Disneyland

BIG Marble Ball – Disneyland

BIG Cups n Saucers – Disneyland

BIG Chipmunk – Disneyland

BIG Mice  – Disneyland

BIG Tyres / Tires – Disneyland, California Adventure Park

BIG Cones – Disneyland, California Adventure Park

BIG Garden Tap and hose – Disneyland, California Adventure Park

BIG Q-Tip Cottonbud – Disneyland, California Adventure Park

BIG Fork – Disneyland, California Adventure Park

 

BIG Lollies / Candy / Sweets – Disneyland, California Adventure Park

BIG Caterpillar – Disneyland, California Adventure Park

BIG Apple – Disneyland, California Adventure Park

BIG Melon – Disneyland, California Adventure Park

BIG Cupcake – Disneyland, California Adventure Park

BIG Door – Disneyland, California Adventure Park

BIG Bedside Lamp – Disneyland, California Adventure Park

BIG Playing Card – Disneyland, California Adventure Park

BIG Bear, Paddle, and Raft – Disneyland, California Adventure Park

BIG Trophies – Disneyland, California Adventure Park

BIG Mr. Potato Head – Disneyland, California Adventure Park

BIG Circus Man – Disneyland, California Adventure Park

 BIG Shrek – Universal Studios

BIG Monkey – Universal Studios

BIG Talking Donkey  – Universal Studios

BIG Clown – Universal Studios

BIG Spongebob Squarepants – Universal Studios

BIG Burger – Universal Studios

BIG Coke bottle, and glass, and Lips – Universal Studios

BIG Ape – Universal Studios

BIG Guitar – Universal Studios

BIG Pizza – @ Lauri, Karen, Spencer & Julia’s Home

BIG Gingerbread House – Hollywood

BIG Playable Piano Steps – Hollywood

BIG Gumball Machine – Balls come out of tail-pipe and go around roof
 – Hollywood 

BIG Cigar – on right at top of sign – Hollywood 

BIG Ride – Ferrari Testerossa – Los Angeles

BIG Bug – California Adventure World – LA

BIG Magnifying Glass – Seaworld, San Diego

BIG Fans – powering for electricity – Palm Springs

BIG Marilyn Munroe – Palm Springs

ARIZONA

BIG Canyon – Grand Canyon, Arizona

BIG Telescope – Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff – Arizona

BIG Weird House – Sedona, Arizona

BIG Bear – coming at my Mum as she drives! – Arizona

BIG Meteor Particle – Meteor Crater – Arizona

BIG Crater – Meteor Crater, Arizona

BIG Route 66 Sign – Winslow, Arizona

BIG Bulldog – Winslow, Arizona

BIG Arrows – Twin Arrows, Arizona

BIG Turkey – Flagstaff, Arizona

Big Bear – Williams, Arizona

BIG Row Letterboxes – Near Ashfork, Arizona

NEVADA

BIG Chocolate Fountain – Las Vegas

BIG SHOE – Las Vegas

BIG Chandelier – Las Vegas

BIG Candy tube – Las Vegas

BIG Harley Davidson Motorbike – Las Vegas

BIG Chain Curtain Flag – Las Vegas

BIG Bull – Las Vegas

Sort of BIG silver Bath duckie – Las Vegas

More BIG Candy – Las Vegas

BIG Ugly Girl – Las Vegas

BIG Drink – Las Vegas

BIG Guinness Chair – Las Vegas

BIG Jelly Belly Statue – Las Vegas

BIG Snake (lousy photo) – Las Vegas

BIG Coke Glass lift Bottle – Las Vegas

BIG M&M’s – Las Vegas

BIG Blue M&M – my favourite – Las Vegas

BIG Frog – Las Vegas

BIG 50’s Diner / JukeBox Style Doors – Nevada?

BIG Sundae – Peggy Sue’s Diner – Las Vegas

NEW YORK

BIG MOUSE – New York

BIG Lady – Statue of Libery – New York

BIG Fish – Chevvy’s – New York

BIG Advertising – Times Square,
New York

BIG Cherries, ToysRus – New York

Big Monopoly Man – New York

Big Music Notes, ToysRus – New York

Big Green M&M – New York

BIG assortment M&M’s – New York

BIG Apple – New York

BIG Toy Train – New York

BIG Christmas Balls – New York

BIG Christmas Tree – Rockefeller Centre – New York

BIG Yeti – Saks – New York

BIG Toy Soldiers  – New York

BIG Nutcracker – New York

BIG Christmas Wreath – New York

BIG Lollypop suckers – New York

More BIG Candy – New York

BIG Gummy Bear – New York

BIG Bottles and Chocolates – New York

Still more BIG Candy – New York

BIG Gob stoppers – New York

BIG Cupcakes – New York

BIG Angry Birds – New York

BIG Piano – New York

BIG Bubble with me inside – Central Park – New York

BIG LOVE – My Mum – New York

BIG Christmas Lights (not lipsticks) – New York

BIG Power socket – New York

BIG Ice-skating Rink – Central Park – New York

BIG Wii – New York

BIG GumGum – New York

BIG African American Church singing praises to God
 – over 10,000 people in 3 services
Christian Cultural Centre – New York


BIG Waterfall – Niagara Falls

PENNSYLVANIA

BIG Gingerbread Man and Lollypop – Intercourse Township

BIG Pretzel – Lititz

BIG Reeces – Hershey

Real BIG Gingerbread House – Hershey


BIG Drive through Park of Christmas Lights – Hershey

OHIO

BIG Bucket – Sandusky

Big Lucy from Snoopy – Sandusky

BIG Snoopy – Sandusky

BIG Charlie Brown – Sandusky

BIG Sandman – Sandusky

Dobbin – BIG Rocking Horse – Toledo Zoo – Toledo

Giant Snow Dome with us inside! – Toledo Zoo – Toledo

BIG Bicycle Barn – some back road of Ohio we think?

ILLINOIS

Large Baseball and Bat – somewhere in Illinois

HAWAII
Here is the start of the BIG things I found in USA.

BIG Cars.
BIG thongs / flip-flops.


BIG shoes at Bubba Gumps

The BIG Maze – Dole Plantation

BIG Laptop

BIG Goldfish – Waikiki

BIG Head – Maui

 BIG Spider – Waikiki

BIG Carved Pumpkin – Waikiki

 BIG Dive Helmet – Pearl Harbor

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National Dress of Fiji, South Pacific from a 7 year old

Here I am wearing Fijian national boys dress:
– Pocket Sulu
– Sandals
– Bula Shirt
The tapa cloth in the back is very very old and made from mulberry trees. 
The weapon is a neck breaker – used by cannibals!