During my visit to Peru in 2015 I befriended a local shopkeeper in Urubamba. Everyday I would stop and we would attempt to chat. She had a really hard time understanding my Spanish spoken with a heavy English accent and often times I couldn’t tell if the words coming out of her mouth were Spanish or not. Despite of communications difficulties, we got along fantastically. On my last day I asked if I could take her picture to which she began grinning from ear to ear only to cover her month when I picked up her camera. I will always be amazing at the human capacity to connect across language and cultural boundaries.