Well, I've decided I'm a country girl at heart. Don't get me wrong, I love high heels, designer bags (or knock off's), and a night on the town. But, give me some blue jeans, country music, fresh trout, a lakeside view, mountains and I'm a happy girl. I think that's why I love Chucuito so much, it's a quiet little farm city stuck in the early 1900's. You can hardly walk around without running into chickens, cows, burros and/or sheep. I feel at home in Chucuito.
On our way back down the hill we stopped to thank our new friend, Meliza, for telling us about the trout farm. We ended up sitting in the tienda and chatting with her for over an hour. She confirmed that there are no churches in Chucuito other than the Catholic church. She explained the Seventh Day Adventists come to visit but do not have a location and also talked about a Baha'i religion down the road. With just a little bit of research I've found out the Baha'i faith originated in Persia, believes in one God, does not believe in the trinity or that Jesus is the son of God but instead teaches a unity of God, unity of religion and unity of mankind. Basically they feel God uses divine messengers to reveal His will on earth and examples of those messengers would be Jesus, Buddha, Abraham, Muhammad and more. They believe there is unity in all religions that they all stem from the same God.
Other than getting to know more about this community, we made a great friendship with Meliza. She goes to college and normally isn't in Chucuito but in town for classes so we have a lunch planned for Wednesday to continue to get to know her. We said goodbye to Meliza and walked down further to the Plaza de Armas.