I left Tilcara for a short but beautiful trip to Humahuaca.
There I checked in at a Beautiful family owned hostel called el Coquena. If you ever go to Humahuaca that’s the place to go.
After checking in, I went to Bolivia. It’s just a 2hs. drive, sooo I had to check it out. It’s an important border for all kinds of illegal trafficking soo I thought that the controls to get across would be quite tough. Well… I was wrong. I asked a guard where I should go to do migration, and he said: No just pass, no pasa nada!! And I, who wanted a stamp in my passport, didn’t even get to show it.
Anyway, now some shopping in Bolivia.
Argentina is a big country.
The way back took a little longer because the road was blocked by some people protesting against something. People seems to be used to it here though.
The weather was not really on my side either.
Next stop: Purmamarca
After years of waiting I finally was going to ride el tren a las nubes (the train to the clouds). It’s a train that goes up in the Andies to the chilean border 4220 meters above sea level. What I didn’t think about was that it rains a lot here from December to February making it too dangerous to go with the train, and they had stopped the train for the season 5 days earlier. Timing!! Luckily they still had trips by van that went along the railroad track. So that’s what I did.
They where everywhere
The highest point of the day.
On the way we also passed by Salinas Grandes wich is a salt dessert. Salt salt salt all the way to the horizon.
Here are some more pics from the day.
Next stop Tilcara.
Finally out, traveling again. Sadly not to a warm place but…….. I’m in vampire land. Yep! Rumania, not in Transylvania that is in north west but in Bacau which is north east. I just found out that the actual Dracula guy didn’t live in Transylvania, he lived in a totally different part of the country. But the “Dracula castle” was built in Transylvania, because of its more suitable surroundings. There is also a “Dracula Castle” close to where I am now. Anyway… So far the weather has been cold and foggy but very photogenic. Just as vampire land should be.
Ps: the Transylvanian Dracula castle is for sale!! I have to find out how much it costs. I’m definitely an intending buyer. Muahahahahaha……………..
Early morning of yet another rainy day in Stockholm… Getting ready for a long day of shooting. My team of talented and beautiful filmmakers: Mariana Kasses, Viviana Reverón and Elizabeth Lundén have planed and set all to perfection.
Still, not even the heavy make up can disguise a terrible fact: I haven’t had my coffee yet, and we all know how vital the black gold is to me.
Luckily, so did one of the production assistants that ran for my first big cup. No sugar, no milk, just plain black coffee, swedish style this time. Sorry, I had to check.
Now, back to life and ready to rumble. Oh my… I now realize that morning coffee makes me look like Ozzy. That has to be a good thing, I guess.
Here we are shooting one of the scenes at Sergel square, in what is known as Plattan. We tried to avoid the crowd by going early on a Saturday morning. Despite the precaution, people were gathering around at cautious distance.
Ok, I have to admit that the outfit was not exactly discrete either, but hey, isn’t a man allowed to wear his synthetic white fur during the morning when it is below zero outside?
Mariana – Director of photography – tried new interesting ways of putting Pancho’s talents to use, turning him into a human tripod… watch out girls.
The shooting went on and on and on. So did the waiting. Exhausted, Pancho and Lucia didn’t find it as exiting any longer after several hours and locations. They gave up and embarked on video games frenzy with their iPhones.
Can’t blame them though, I -myself- found my moments to chill and read about the history of Glamour, by Stephen Gundle. (Highly recommended)
Finally, once the last shoot was over, I got to rest at my “camerino” where …
ok…. I cannot explain or justify why there is a vacuum cleaner over my private parts, but I promise you will understand it when you see the video. I hope…
Looking forward to seeing the results!
I’ve been to the south of Vietnam before, but now I finally got to see the north. I’m in a small picturesque village outside Hanoi. The people are super friendly, and the landscape is beautiful. Tomorrow it’s women’s day, and the party has already started. It’s flowers everywhere and you hear people singing karaoke wherever you go. Here are some pics of the trip so far.