Monday, June 28, 2010

More of Peru

showing off the origami I taught them

central plaza in Cajamarca (biggest city in the region)

crazy fruit that´s not really fruit

kids we work with (they love to color)

Ok.  That has to be it for now.  Pictures take forever at this internet cafe.

Monday, June 14, 2010

In Peru

Near where we volunteer

Monday, June 7, 2010

My Camera is Racist

Yes, I am a little bit crazy.  I´m living in Peru for the summer and I don´t quite speak Spanish.  The area where we´re staying can best be described as a small town, bu the area where we´re volunteering is definitely the country.  When my husband and I get on the micro (buses that are public transit but don´t seem to be government or city owned) the more traditional campesinos tend to stare at us.  We´ve gotten some great pictures, but something troubling has happened.  My camera is racist.  So, we have a newer Nikon camera that was given to us as a gift before going on this trip, and haven´t really gotten to use it much.  Much to my surprise the auto setting keeps asking if I have blinked when we take my picture. Sadly, no, I´m not blinking I´m just Asian.  Despite the fact that I´m of the opinion that technology is rarely neutral, it is still surprising that this has occured.