Peru 2011 Winter

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  • From the Hammock

    Travel Journal from Peru Tarapoto, Peru | Fri Jan 14, 2011

    From the hammock: I am a feast for insects! Aside from that, I've been lucky enough to take part in several very historic happenings here in Lamas concerning the indigenous population's representation in the local and regional governments. The footage I have shot on my video camera is absolutely stunning! Peru is amazing, and there are many places still yet to explore. I've stayed …


  • Solo and Shucshuyacu and Ritual

    Travel Journal from Peru Peru | Fri Jan 14, 2011

    This past week has been really intense and amazing.  We visited two indigenous villages, Solo and Shucshuyacu.  Both were amazing communities and I learned so much from each one.  Solo was a beautiful place located on the banks of the river Mayo.  While there I learned so much have the environment and about the importance of terra preta.  It was nice to be able to use our hands and get …

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  • Peru now

    Travel Journal from Peru Lamas, Peru | Tue Jan 11, 2011

                    My experience here from the first moment has been has been variations of overwhelming.  After the horrifically rotten air ports entering the bubble of Case Sangapea came as a wave of dream like sensations. To stumble down the slope in the dappled shade from the trees all around and having just dropped my bags on my bed, a delicious lunch is served in a familiar potluck style. A fast …

    Peru: soon, now, then.

  • Shushuyaku and Solo Communities

    Travel Journal from Peru Lamas, Peru | Wed Jan 12, 2011

    We just got back from spending three days at Solo and three days at Shushuyaku. Both of these communities are native Kichwa-Lamista communities but are entirely different. Before arriving here, I had a idea of indigenous culture and that all the communities were similar in appearance as well as behaviors, but after spending three days in each community, interacting with the members, talking to the women, and playing with the …

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  • Solo

    Travel Journal from Peru Peru | Thu Jan 06, 2011

    I am struggling to find words to describe my experiences in Peru.. The people I am with are absolutely amazing. I feel so lucky to have met each and every one of them. The first week was filled with seminars and wonderful conversations in and out of class. Sangapilla is beautiful, and all of the staff members are so kind and helpful.  We walked into town (Lamas) and …

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