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These are the experiences of our volunteers in Peru.

Jaen, Peru: Getting to Jaen

Posted in Peru on October 2, 2011

The DWC volunteers took a 1.5 hour flight from Lima to Chiclayo. Chiclayo city has a dry landscape, with the majority of buildings constructed of brick, giving the city a sandy-brown colour. In the distance, there are agricultural crops. We arrived in Jaen after a 6-hour double-decker bus ride from Chiclayo. There, we were met by CEPRONAM's Sylvia, Yolanda and Mario, plus a number of family members. We were very warmly welcomed and whisked away to our hotel using several mototaxis, a very common means of inexpensive transportation.

The tired volunteers had a late dinner with our hosts, then turned into bed just before midnight. The air in Jaen is warm and humid, evidence of it's being closer to the equator than Lima.
Tomorrow, we will get an orientation and discuss building plans for the new kitchen.

Cam Grant
DWC Team Leader
Jaen, Peru: October 2011

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