First up I think we should all take a look at this monkey:
|Isn't he cute!?|
So I have been pretty darn busy but the good thing is that almost every moment has been a blast. I would love to find a way to make this kind of work my career. I met the little fella above in Sócota:
This is the site of my friend and fellow volunteer, Annalise:
|I look good!|
Together we went to a small campo called Laguna Shita (we still giggle about this) to do some workshops on self-esteem and leadership with all of the kids of the newly established school there. I got to watch poor blindfolded children try to make it through a field of trash without touching a piece while about 50 other children screamed out directions... they seemed amused so I don't feel too bad
|My workshop was on leadership.|
|Who knows what Annalise's workshop was...|
I made some friends from her group though!
Apparently I cannot get enough of these kids because the following week I was in Cajamarca city for a boy's youth camp. (where Incan Emperor Atahualpa was captured by Pizarro - they have some really nice hot springs there so I can't really blame the dude for chilling out there while Pizarro marched through conquering his empire).
We played games, I gave a charla on trash and the environment, we ate ice cream, and hung out in the hot springs - no, really, my job is a lot harder than it sounds ;)
|Trust Falls! Oh man this takes me back...|
|A tour of the University of Cajamarca's green houses.|
I hope you enjoyed sharing a little bit of my experience with me, but before you go I would like to show you part of my host home that you have not seen yet.
|This is our back yard.|
It is certainly hard to think that it is fall out there in the states right now... I really miss the halloween/thanksgiving/christmas atmosphere but, on the other hand, I most certainly cannot complain.
Remember that you are always welcome to visit!