Sunday, May 2, 2010

More scenery shots

These are the Wilcahuain ruins from where I ate the Guinea Pig.

From there, we hiked back into the mountains and came across this cabin along the path (While there still was an obvious path)

Farther along the mountain, before we really started descending to the village in the valley, I took this shot

The next day we went deep into the mountains to see one of the many lagoons back there. Here's a part of the road. It's hard to tell it from the sky, but at the end of the road in between the 2 mountains, you can see the snow covered mountains that we're heading for.

And here's the lagoon, way back in the mountains, very high up, and very blue.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Huaraz, Ruins, and the Glacier Lake!

Ah, the glacier lake was so gorgeous. We actually went on a tour to go to this lake since it was out of town, and so we felt rushed at the lake. We were those annoying people that everyone else had to wait for because we went hiking around to see stuff on the other side of the lake. I was embarrassed, but also glad I got to spend more time at the lake.

The second picture is from a town called Yungay that used to be. Unfortunately in 1970 a serious chunk of a mountain fell down due to an strong earthquake and covered the town. It's currently buried 25 feet under the new ground. What you see in the picture is a chunk of the cathedral, must have been tall enough to stick out.

The rest of the pictures are from the Wilcahuain Ruins (Circa 600 AD) and the hike we went on afterwards to find the hot springs. We did find them! And they were awesome and extra rewarding after a 7 Km hike through the mountains. We actually enjoyed that hike more than our long guided tour to the glacier lake.

We have a video too - I will try to post it or maybe not.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Panoramic Shots

Here are a couple of panoramic shots I've taken. One of a soccer game in Trujillo and another of Huaraz from el Mirador.

Friday, April 23, 2010

More school time!!!

We remembered to bring a camera again and get some pictures during actually class time. You'll notice in my picture I am listening so I look like a pretty lazy teacher, but really I had a lot of fun teaching.

The photos of Brian are of him playing memory with English words and pictures. Those kids learned a lot in the little time we were there. And his kids in computer classes learned a lot too!

So happy to have some photos of the kiddies - it would have been sad to forget what they looked like.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Futbol Game

The game wasn't as crazy as I expected. I was hoping to see some serious fans going ballistic and yelling at each other. There was one team that was just clearly better than the other and it seemed like 90% plus of the fans were rooting for the better team. So everyone was just happy the whole time and not a lot of suspense.

A few things of note though: People just sit in the aisles and totally fill them up so you can't really get out until half time when they all move. At half time, they brought out a banner that said, "In case of an earthquake, remember to stay calm." I just thought it was funny that they have so many earthquakes that this is necessary. And that the reason people probably panic is because they can't get out because the aisles are full. In the second picture, you'll notice we totally got photobombed. And lastly, I think the San Martin team's mascot is a can see it a bit in picture number three.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Orchesta Concert and School Time

After a long time of not being able to get to my blog, I can get to it again for some reason.

Anyway, the first picture is from the Orchestra Concert. We really had a lot of fun at it, the music was so nice. A good change, since really only one type of music is played here.

The last few pictures are from Brian and I working at the school. They're kind of crappy pictures, but probably the only ones we'll remember to take. These were taken in the last hour of the day and we're always so exhausted at the end of the day. I am sure you can see it in our eyes. All the kids love getting their pictures taken. Too bad we won't get pictures of us teaching...we're just in the library in these.