Week of June 29 – July 3, 2009

Press conference at Paucartambo city hall to introduce our presence: Capacitadores Norteamericanos Comienzan Trabajos de Asesoramiento en Laptops en el Valle Agricola e Hidroenergetico

http://www.munipaucartambopasco.gob.pe

screen-capture

A rest stop during Man and Brian’s bus ride from Lima to Paucartambo, Sunday June 28, 2009

IMG_3897

Beautiful blue lagoons and white snow caps dotted the sceneries when we were among the peaks of the Andes

IMG_3900

Arriving at Enersur’s residence compound Campamento Huallamayo late at night

IMG_3907

The following day we were treated to sweet mountain air, fog draped green hills, and pristine gurgling brooks

IMG_4043

IMG_3970

While Alli Feldman, Rebecca Crabb, Sonia Rutherford, and Brian were picking up snacks at a local sundries store

IMG_3968

The guys were on a mission to procure large volumes of Cusquena.  That’s just water, hop, malt, barley, stirred into a brew!

IMG_4182 IMG_3984

When you buy enough Cusquena, they throw in free delivery

IMG_3985

Caution: frequent sheep crossing

IMG_1101

In case of collision … cordero pachamanca!

IMG_4074

Buen provecho!

IMG_4070

Hydroelectric is big in Paucartambo and is iconically featured in the city square

IMG_4053

screen-capture-1

Encountering a group of kids just off the city square. It wasn’t long before we joined them for some spirited soccer and volleyball.

Girls in Peru have taken on volleyball as THEIR ball game, versus soccer for boys.  The Peru women’s national volleyball team won Silver in the 1988 Olympics and is consistently a medalist in the South American Championship going back to the 1950’s. The girls and their volleyball have earned Peru many more international medals and fanfare than the boys with their soccer!

IMG_4057

IMG_4058

Someday, these girls might be movie stars, famous authors, singers, artists; famed volley ball players, renowned scientists; senators or presidents … and it will be Man’s turn to ask for THEIR autographs!

IMG_4063

Advertisements