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Archive for November 2012

Haircut and Med Post in Molinopampa

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Fresh cut for S/. 3 here, that’s about $1.10.  Enjoying the time in our new town nonetheless.  Arrived last Wednesday and were able to touch base with plenty of good folks here.  The kids in town have endless amounts of energy to play, and the adults have plenty of patience with our low level of Espanol.  But the project ideas and ambition are endless and hopefully when the really rough rainy season starts next month, we’ll be prepared enough.  Happy Holidays to all nonetheless, twas strange at first to not see any decorations or media about the season starting right after Thanksgiving, but we’re celebrating in our own fashion sublty over here.

 

– E.g.

Ubicación:rodriguez de mendoza,,Perú

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November 30, 2012 at 5:34 pm

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El Circuito Mágico del Agua

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Best and largest fountain complex in the world and very happy we came across this in the Parque de la Reserva in Lima.

El Circuito Mágico del Agua

Look for it on YouTube if the video above doesnt work.. really a pretty amazing lazer light spectacle entwined with huge complex fountains. Worth it for sure.

– E.g.

Ubicación:Los Ficus,Huanchaco,Perú

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November 26, 2012 at 2:41 pm

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We are finally volunteers

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Officially, swore in this night at the US ambassador’s house, and followed the event with anticuchos and ‘globo loco’ at our directors place. Good times, yet this is only the beginning.

– E.g.

Ubicación:Jose Gonzales,Lima,Perú

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November 24, 2012 at 4:58 am

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Lima Burger King

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Yes, it’s worth stopping by any of the recently popping up Burger Kings in Perú. Why? If not for the tasty, tasty ají sauce, do it for the exciting tug of war competitions.

– E.g.

Ubicación:Carretera Central,,Perú

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November 20, 2012 at 2:51 am

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Late night street art of Miraflores

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A nice free activity around this Lima neighborhood on the coast. Plenty of expensive shopping and ‘tight-slots’ casinos too. It’s a nice place where people from around the world come to slightly splurge.

– E.g.

Ubicación:Jose Gonzales,Lima,Perú

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November 18, 2012 at 3:12 pm

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Chacapoyas Market

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Decent deals on fruits, meats and other items which blend the mountains with the jungle, especially like the pitacaya.. very similar to the prickly pear cactus fruit.


– E.g.

Ubicación:Ayacucho,Chachapoyas,Perú

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November 16, 2012 at 2:54 pm

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Made it to Molinopampa

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For a 1 1/2 day world wind tour of the small community and it’s residents, facilities, and town leaders. There’s alot to be commended for here, and so far we’ve noticed small potential for positive change. But then again that is the point of doing a diagnostic first and foremost during the 1st 3 months of service.. after that we volunteers eventually help get solid projects in place.


Interesting ‘drill’ we stubbled across yesterday. The town performs an earthquake simulation every 3 or 6 months where 20-30 kids are selected from the primarily school to be the injured victims of a natural disaster. The town ambulance and police truck race to the school, treat the kids, throw them in the back of the truck and take them to the health post for simulated triage. Best part is the nurses in training that are there to help.


– E.g.

Ubicación:Ayacucho,Chachapoyas,Perú

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November 16, 2012 at 12:37 pm

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