Heading home

July 21, 2007 at 9:06 pm | Posted in friends, micronegocios, Peace Corps, travel | 1 Comment

I’ve been wearing the same two pairs of pants for the last week or so. I’ve had an incredible time and have seen some amazing sights, but I’m definitely ready to get back to Yanacoto and wash my clothes and sleep in my bed and hang out with my Mom and bros. Right now I’m in Huaraz with half of the group waiting on an 11pm bus back to Lima. I taught a bunch of people Euchre so I’m a happy camper because I could play euks nonstop and never get bored of it. We get in around 5 or 6am and then I’ll catch a combi back to Yanacoto. 

Today we went up to a lake that sits at the bottom of Huascaran which is the highest mountain in Peru and the second highest in South America. I think we were up around 3800 meters, and couldn’t even see the top of the mountain because it was covered in clouds.  It is so incredibly beautiful here in Ancash, I lack the words to describe it but luckily I took a number of pictures which I’ll post early this week. The business simulation wrapped up really well and all of the businesses were successful (or were at least able to repay all their loans).

Going on very few hours of sleep this week, I’m going to keep this entry short, but will close with a photo that was taken after our sex education lecture last week. To finish up the class, we had a ‘condom race’. We had to get into three teams, and line up, and everyone had to practice putting a condom on a giant plastic penis (otherwise known as a dildo). This, as you can imagine, was hilarious. More hilarious was the dildo fight I had with my pal Angie afterwards; as you can see from the photo (dildo fight), I am obviously winning

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  1. The combat training photo is invaluable. Now I have a better understanding of what is explained in the Peace Corps family brochure as to how the Peace Corps “…provides…integrated safety training…to help Volunteers better … cope with unwanted attention, and …develop personal safety strategies.” I’m sure if you whip out this new weapon, everyone will run in the opposite direction.


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