Thursday, September 27, 2007
my family here in peru
this is a picture of me with my family. my father´s name is david, my mother´s name is emma, my brothers are jaoquin, age 11, matias, age 9 and my cousin fabiola is 5. they are a loving family and are very fun to live with. my stay here couldn´t be going better.
the picture below is of the town i live in. i believe that there are around 3,000 people that live here. we are up in the mountains and the view that you see is the view i have of the town from my house. the houses are sectioned into five sectors. the very top sectors that you can make out slightly in the photo do not have water or electricity. the bottow sectors, one of which i live in, has electricity and running water. it is an amazing town with amazing people.
the next pìcture i took is of a section of the fruit market in a major town close to mine. peruvians eat a ton of fruit. it is relatively inexpensive and it is all delicious. the markets here are amazing. they are outdoors and there are thousands of people selling thousands of different items. my mother does all her shopping at the local markets. this picture is just a slice of the market area. it is quite the adventure traveling to the market!
my final picture is of cristo blanco. it is a huge white statue of jesus in the major town just outside of mine. it is quite impressive! it overlooks a huge, beautiful park and the locals are quite proud of it. it is a sight to be seen!
well, grandpa welder was the first to send me some mail. what a great feeling that was getting some handwritten messages from family back home! thanks a lot for the letter grandpa. it really means a lot to me.
i love you all and i hope that all is well in america. so you know, my spanish is coming along quite well...un poco...poco...poco.......i will learn spanish little, by little, by little (this is what the native speakers tell me)! take care