May 2012

What is ojo ?

eye judgment, sharpness hole (in cheese), eye (in a needle), center (of a storm) a ojos vistas : openly, publicly andar con ojo : to be careful ¡ojo! : look out!, pay attention!

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ON THE QUEST FOR MARIA LIONZA

We spent a spectacular day at the mountain of Cerro de Sorte in Yaracuy, Venezuela. This magical place is the origin of the Maria Lionza religion, a wild blend of Catholicism, Shamanism and Voodoo. Maria Lionza, the queen of the mountain is shown as a naked, full-breasted Indian, riding a large tapir.

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