S: PERU SUMMER 2011
FC: PERU SUMMER 2011 | UNT Study Abroad Program- School of Library and Information Science
1: Our school library at Colegio San Jose de la Salle, where we worked for two weeks, looked like this at the end of our stay. You should have seen it when we first got there!
2: Our team was lead by Barbara Schultz-Jones. We lost a couple team members to illness, but we managed.
3: We made endless stacks of books by categories. We tried to catalog each and every one of those books.
4: Students came by during their breaks to check on our progress. They were very curious about the new books that we donated to their library.
5: This is what librarians look like. We cataloged the books into the online library catalog we installed.
6: We ate local food for lunch. This was my favorite meal, with beets and a broccoli, cucumber, avocado salad.
7: We had a book drive contest. This was the winning class, and they were presented with an official certificate of recognition.
8: We visited the other school library in Cusco. THe staff was so welcoming to their student team and to us. | We also travelled to Urubamba to help out at their library. Their library was starting up from scratch!
9: We were invited to tour the classrooms at this small city school. The staff was very kind and served us snacks and pisco, the local liquor.
10: This picture was taken in one of the classrooms. Most of the teaching aids are handmade.
11: Students painted murals on the walls of the school yard. Our visit to this school was very special for me.
12: Our trip wasn't all work. We definitely got to play! THE SACRED VALLEY
13: The highlight was certainly our visit to Macchu Picchu.
14: We got up at 3:30 am to reach Macchu Picchu early inthe morning. This meant we were admitted to hike the trails up Huaina Picchu.
15: Somehow we all made it up to the top. Coming down might have been the scariest part.
16: This stone supposedly gives off mystical energy. I didn't really feel it though! | The landscape around the Sacred Valley was breathtaking, too. We toured all around the Andes area.
17: We | gygyuftydrtudthu n'kl | Of course, I wanted to sample the local delicacy, cuy. That's guinea pig in English, andit tastes like chicken. | Of course
19: We saw weavers making yarn right in the market. And just to top it all off, we saw one of two salt mines in South America. What a great trip!