Friendship formed from a plastic Coca-cola bottle
Then a boy offers him a flattened soft drink bottle.
It makes him go down twice as fast.
They play happily for over 1 hour.
Language is no barrier.
They play for so long. There are red faces and exhaustion.
The friendship is formed.
My son and Juan Daniel.
Mates. Bolivia and Australia.
Now we are down to business.
Time to hit the games tables.
It soon becomes Bolivia vs Australia.
This goes on and on.
They get 3 tokens for 1 Bolivianos. (There are 7 Bolivianos to the US/AU $1).
It is late afternoon, and we have not yet had lunch.
We organise for the boys to play again.
I love how this friendship was all formed from the offering of a plastic flattened Coke bottle!
Simple pleasures of life!
Note: We have now seen Juan Daniel and his mother 2 more times.
They brought us traditional and really lovely souvenirs – treasured memories forever!
We will miss you!!! You are just the loveliest boy Juan Daniel 🙂