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On showing the shop assistant the picture of Halatal, I got a shake of the head. Not to be deterred, I walked to another shop listed and got the same response. This happened at all the several shops I found of that type. By now I was quite upset.
At that point, another shop owner was starting to open up and there was a lady outside who spoke a little English. She accompanied me inside where I showed the picture again and the owner went in to the back of the shop and came back with a 50ml bottle of Halatal. and he shook his head.
I asked for 2 bottles,
The English speaking lady explained that this was his only bottle in stock, and he might be getting another delivery in 2 days’ time.
Unfortunately, most of us tourists have a very limited time in Cusco – I was leaving that afternoon – and I had to leave with my task incomplete since my intention had been to buy 2 bottles.
Interestingly, not long after Jay (Toronto ON), told Exit:
Just thought I would take a moment to let you know that I was in Cusco this month & had no trouble whatsoever in purchasing 2 bottles of 50ml Halatal at one of the many veterinarian supply stores on Tres Cruces de Oro street.
The cost was approximately U.S $15 per bottle. Interest- ingly enough, as I had read in your book when I requested the Halatal they presented me with the Halatal KT.
I shook my head & said ‘Halatal solamente porfavor!’ and he just reached into another shelf & gave it to me.