I did a little searching on Google Maps and was happy to find Puerto Alegria, the SU boys home I am currently working at, on the map!
The site is located on the bank of the Itaya River, and between 20-45 minutes from Iquitos (depending on the speed of your boat). If you drag the map and follow the river up you will reach Iquitos, which is the closest city to the site. The very first clearing past Puerto Alegria on the way to Iquitos is where the boys go to school.
The buildings around the blue tack are part of the boy’s program. The large one in the middle is the dining room, those on either side of the dining room are bedrooms for the boys, and the third building that is closest to the river is the house parents’, Gene and Patty, home. Of course, each site comes with the mandatory soccer field, which is the light tan square between the buildings and river.
See Puerto Alegria in a larger map
Just 2 days. | A Life in the World says:
Wednesday, May 26, 2010 at 5:33 pm
[…] I will spend a majority of my time at the same home as 2009, the jungle home of Puerto Alegria. Puerto Alegria is located about 45 minutes down the river from the city of Iquitos. We’ll have electricity […]