Since I left a group from Alabama at the airport on Monday morning, it’s been both a busy and quiet week in Puerto Alegria. Unfortunately, I was unable to come into Iquitos as often as I would have liked to, but this happily allowed me to spend more time with the boys living at the Girasoles home in Puerto Alegria.
Since there wasn’t a work team, there wasn’t much for me to do than play and have fun. Therefore, this past week was full of soccer games, photographs, listening to Michael Jackon/DC Reto/Shakira (their favorite artists) on my iPod, dancing the choreographies, watching movies and making pop corn at night (which they call pop pop) and lots of sitting around and talking. I enjoy having work teams at Puerto Alegria, but it´s always fun to be the only one there too.
This being said, I’m off to the Iquitos airport to meet my last team for the summer. A group from Nebraska arrive today, and on Monday a small group from Berkley will arrive to install solar panels so we will have electricity all the time – which means we’ll now have a refrigerator!
Sadly though, this is my last group and I’ll be leaving Puerto Alegria and Iquitos next Sunday – August 16th – and returning to Lima.