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Reflections on the desert..

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Having spend the last week in Ica, one of the driest and hottest regions of Peru, during the middle of the summer here (Feb-March); I really kinda appreciate the rainy higher altitude life up in Amazonas a bit more.  Nonetheless, here are some observations from my early in-service training week in Ica and Palpa:

Every room, expecially hotel rooms needs to have a fan.  No questions asked.  You will still sweat throughout the night, but slight breeze is key.

Every room, especially hotel rooms needs to have a fan. No questions asked. You will still sweat throughout the night, but slight breeze is key.

It really doesn't matter that there's no hot water heater.

It really doesn’t matter that there’s no hot water heater.

Stay in the shade, towns are designed to have more.

Stay in the shade, towns are designed to have more.

People eat alot of ice cream and cremoladas (slushie drink) and raspadillas (snow cones).

People eat alot of ice cream and cremoladas (slushie drink) and raspadillas (snow cones).

Houses are a little less stable, and locals are proud of their grapes.  And for good reason, Ica produces the country's best wines and piscos.

Houses are a little less stable, and locals are proud of their grapes. And for good reason, Ica produces the country’s best wines and piscos.

Onward..

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Written by galbavy

March 15, 2013 at 2:15 am

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