Thursday, March 29, 2012

Fishing at soar

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Soar 2012

We are preparing to spend 10 days in inner-city wpg with around 380 youth during spring break. Be sure to watch the video on the left from last year.

An amazing, exciting and a bit exhausting week! Can't wait!

Last year we spent the week with new comers to Wpg. The women were all from Africa and we shared some cooking recipes with them and had a lot of fun getting to know the women and their children.
This year we are splitting up into 2 groups. One group is going to spend the week with newcomer women cooking. The other group is going to spend the week with newcomer men learning about fishing in Mb.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Ballestas Islands

On the south coast of Peru is the Paracas National Reserve, the home to one of the largest sea-lion colonies in the world. Just offshore are the Ballestas Islands. This is were we got to see penguins and thousands of birds. On the island we saw pelicans, cormorants, peruvian boobies, inca terns, sea lions and my favorite PENGUINS!!

Nasca or Nazca?

Four hours south of Paracas, Peru is a town called Nasca or Nazca. Either way, surrounding this town is an area wrapped in mystery. Some say the aliens did it. Most think the ancient Inca's were the ones to make these huge designs dug into the earth called the Nazca Lines.

These lines were only noticed by a farmer not that many years ago. He happened to notice them when he was up on a nearby hill. He hired a plane to see it from above and found out that there were many of these huge designs all over the area. Some measuring up to 300 meters long.

The plane we took swooped over these pictures showing us all the angles. We all felt a bit nauseous for 35 minutes. We were all happy to feel the ground beneath our feet again when we were done.

Paracas, Peru

Three hours south of Lima, Peru is a small town called Paracas. It feels like a completely different world than where we had just come from in Northern Peru. The Amazon jungle is humid, hot and lush. Paracas is the polar opposite. Dry and desert like is what we now had.