Hospedaje Ecolgico La Florida
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... set up and a kind of job... Aga and Stephanie, our european friends, will still be in Peru, they are leaving in March, so I am going to hopefully do some travelling around with them before they leave. It makes life a little easier that it is probably only a temporary goodbye to Palca, but you never know what will happen in life, so it is still scary and sad.
I am excited to meet my host family in Lacombe (and to have ...
... sister. We have really good talks and I would trust her with my deepest secrets. I also live in the same house as my Canadian supervisor, Eva. She is wonderful! Shge is always there to talk when I need someone and she is hilarious.
We had a really sad week so far because one of the girls in our group, Valerie, got sent home. She was actually one of my best friends so I took it pretty hard. Of course it was her own fault ...
... we partake in a tribal dance and then are urged to help the clan by purchasing native handicrafts. Some may look at all this and find it degrading; others see it in a totally different light and view it as preserving traditions and culture. You decide!
Lastly we visit a coffee warehouse where the process is explained to us and we are encouraged (again) to purchase the local ...
The alarm rings ate 7:00 am and after quick ablutions we amble down to the stable. The manager is waiting for us with a cow.
"The others were milked at 5:30 so you are a bit late for them, but we have kept this cow out so you can milk it" says he.
I had always heard of milk maids, but Miryam refuses point black to demean herself by grabbing the udders of a cow, so it is up to me to take the poor ...
At the suggestion of our friend Edith, we book rooms at Hacienda La Florida near Tarma and Hotel el Refugio in San Ramon.
We contract a driver to take us via the Central Highway into and over the Andes He charges us US$ 100 for the six-hour drive in a Chinese car which operates on liquefied natural gas.
We depart Lima at 7:00 am and soon join the Central Highway. The exit from Lima is cloudy and dismal, but ...