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Posted by on Oct 20, 2014 in Journal, Peru, South America, The Americas | 0 comments

2014 Oct Day 19 aft and evening Ayacucho

2014 Oct Day 19 aft and evening Ayacucho

On entering the cafe court yard, I came across one of guides, GianCarlo, talking with these two young men. I came to their table to see what was going on. It turns out they are high school students interviewing English speakers as a school project. I volunteered to be next and as one stud et interviewed, the other recorded video.

 

 

 

Sadly these two boys could do nothing outside of their scripted interview questions. When I asked them what they were doing, they answered in Spanish. I encouraged them to speak in English, saying I don’t know much Spanish, but I try. The school system here lacks quality, and most people send their kids to private school if they can afford it.

After lunch, we went to a weaving studies where they natural dye and hand weave carpets for export. They spread these on the floor for us to admire.

 

This sweet-looking man is a master jeweler.

 

He works on a base of resin to emboss designs in his work.

 

In the evening, Alison and I attended a folk music concert. None of the others were interested, but that is just as well, because going in a group of 8 can be troublesome. Alison is a former librarian from Melbourne, and our interests seem to fit well together.

 

 

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