Ode to Year One

Learning is the key word. From the day I stepped off the airplane I have not stopped learning about the heritage and fascinating history that surrounds us here. Every where you turn there is another mountain being excavated and a pre-Incan society being discovered. I am always impressed by the long lasting traditions and pride the Peruvian people have for the ways of their ancestors. The connection they have with the land is something that no book or scientist can explain.

Yunza

A yunza is an age-old tradition that is specific to the department of Cajamarca. Within the department, every province and district does things a little different. If you read my last blog post you know that last Tuesday I went to a birthday party that turned out to also be the yunza for the district…

Watch out for that WATER BALLOON!

Children hiding in the bushes, unsuspecting victims running as balloons fly through the air, laughter erupts as the water war continues. February in Cajamarca is the month of Carnavales! This means it is free game to dump water on your friends as they walk down the street. The attack usually comes in the form of…