Salamanca, Lima, Peru (my neighborhood)Posted: June 13, 2010
I thought y’all might like a look at my neighborhood, just to get a sense of where I am. Unfortunately, my camera is big and obvious, so I thought I’d go up to the roof and take some pictures from there. But then I felt like a total creeper. But, I got the pictures I needed and snuck down.
The blue and yellow building is Plaza Vea, the grocery store where we get our ridiculously cheap groceries and wonderful apricots (my current obsession. I’ve had four today. They’re just so good and little and addicting.)
Okay, y’all (my use of ‘y’all has increased dramatically the past few weeks. I’m not sure what my deal is.) Some other things:
- I taught Kid’s Church today, and, after all of my preparation to teach in Spanish, I almost didn’t have to. There were only four kids, and the first three to come were missionary kids, who all spoke English. I was ready to switch to English, but another kid came, who only spoke Spanish, and the lesson continued as planned. It went really well, me reading from my script I had written for myself and improvising when necessary. The kids were good and cute, and it was encouraging to get through it really smoothly.
- We went to eat and chill out at a park after church in a rather touristy part of town, and got approached approximately every 10 minutes by folks asking us to buy stuff or just give them money. I tend toward having too cold a heart and Holly tends towards having too soft of a heart, so it was stressful for both of us. But at the grocery store this afternoon, I bought a big bag of hard candy to give to the kids, instead of money which will probably just be taken to their parents or whoever they’re working for.
- I was sick and now I’m better.
Love and creeper photos,