Orientation in Lima

A morning walk, with stops along the way to take in the scenery

Blue skies, white clouds, expectant smiles.  We began the day with a walk from the hostel at Home Peru to the director’s home, Casa Goshen.  Along the way we passed a pre-inca archaeological site — Huaca Pucllana — a cluster of decidedly post-inca institutions — McDonalds, TGI Fridays, Starbucks — and a statue in the … Keep reading »

Arrival

Greetings from Peru

Twenty-three North Americans stepped into the balmy night air at Lima’s Jorge Chavez Airport, anxious to get their first glimpse of South America.  It’s summer here, which may take a little getting used to.  After a snag with a missing bag, which was soon found, we boarded a bus for Home Peru.  The students settled … Keep reading »

Getting Ready

Teresa with Alicia and Oswaldo at a trout farm above Huancayo

Our family is eagerly awaiting the arrival of our next group of students. Over Christmas we traveled with our program assistant, Alicia, and her husband, Oswaldo, to their home communities near Huancayo.  We had lunch near a trout farm, spent Christmas eve in the town of Orcotuna, celebrated Christmas with a feast of lamb, potatoes … Keep reading »