This first photo is of Chasquitambo--the town of. You can´t see the chacras (fields) in this one, but I thought this one would give you a better sense of what some of the buildings look like and where some of the rural towns are located.
This is the community at Chasquitambo. From left to right around the table: Mary Luz, Rosa Luz, Maria Elena, Andrea, Anne, Maria, y Patricía. The green fruit on my plate (the empty seat) is chiramoya, my new favorite fruit.
Okay, here is where the head tipping comes in. These are our dear sisters preparing cuy (guinea pig) for us early on the morning of our departure. The process of removing all of the hair was very intense. The sink is an outside sink and the water source that is used for everything--cleaning, cooking, laundry.
So, a few laboriously inserted photos just for you.
Pat is back in St. Louis, and Anne and Andrea are on the trip that Pat and I took last week. I am here in Lima doing laundry and studying some Spanish. I´ll head with Maritsa later today to her class a la universidad, maybe make some cookies tomorrow. A few gentle, quiet days.