Fausta is afraid of the world; a legacy from her mom’s violent experience at the hands of Shining Path terrorists. The stories are so frightful, she protects herself from men by growing a potato in her vagina.
Two women meet on a bus from Equador’s capitol Quito to southern city Cuenco. Almost immediately, the trip ends before it starts; a general strike by native Indians has closed all major roads. The ladies take to their feet and hitchhike, finding friends and adventure along the way.