Thursday, August 25, 2011

Welcome to the jungle, Puerto Maldanado

Wednesday we flew from Cusco to Puerto Maldanado. About the time we took off there was a big earthquake in Peru. We did get to feel it. Puerto Maldanado is a town in the Amazon jungle. From the plane all you could see were trees and a muddy river. The town is not very attractive. When they turned down a street that was deep ruts and dirt I thought it was a short cut to our street. It wasn't.  For dinner we drove out a ways from town to a little resort. They cooked in an outdoors kitchen. Not much choice but it was decent enough. After we finished eating we drove back to see the river. The sun was just setting. It was very beautiful. It sets early here around 6 pm. 

 This is the street in front of the Church we are teaching in. 

 This is looking the other direction in front of the Church. 
Our team including some of the officials in town. Standing by me is Dr. Parra from Ayacucho. We taught him last year and now he is teaching all over his area. 

1 comment:

Leslie said...

I love the visuals of where you've been and what you've seen. It is so intriguing! Thanks for the updates.