November 3, 2003, 2:49 PM
In time I will have lots of pictures on the internet you can see more of what its like here and some of the things I'm doing this all takes so much time our honey moon, we did some traveling with very little money-- easy to do here
it was amazing we went to
A two+ hour drive on a paved road through the mountains (east of the Andes mountains). The view through the mountains is always breath taking. The first place we went was to the capitol of the province of San Martin in Peru.
There is a quiet volcano there with hot mineral baths. We went two times to he hot baths, they were wonderful.
To get to this town you travel all day on roads of mud through the jungle mountains The town is very nice.
Has a water port that feeds indirectly to the Amazon river, a major port in the jungle for Peru.
I bought a 3 inch long monkey, his tail was 6 inches long.
Stayed in a hotel that had a swimming pool.
Yes there are nice places to stay even in the jungle, hot water and everything
24 hours by bus to the capitol.
Lima is usually cool and very damp so it feels colder than it is at times. Lima sits on the coast with mountains all around it 8 million people live here very closely packed together I wish I could say its pretty but its not, actually the mountains are like piles of dirt with no vegetation. Lima doesn't receive rain, hardly nothing all year long.
Went to the capitol of Peru to buy things for the ministry and for the house.
Many things you can buy for example reeses peanut butter in lima but not in the jungle. Once in a while a shipment will come in on semi trucks but not always.
Was there for only a couple of days
A good size town on the coast and north of lima by about 8 hours by bus.
We traveled everywhere by bus. Here there are many bus companies very cheap.
visited some of Jose's family, some he has never seen before. We found out an aunt he has- is married to a pastor, they have heard of the church in the jungle that moves in the Spirit of the living God mighty.
When we returned home to Tarapoto, we told pastor Jaime others on the coast are hearing about his church
30 minutes from Tarapoto where I live
This place is really pretty and sits on top of a small mountains. The climate is always just right .
The center plaza has so many flowers and a water fountain.
Museums are there about the history of the people, very interesting
when a man wants to marry, he puts his handkerchief full of all the money he possesses into the blouse of the women he wants to marry if she excepts, she keeps it, if not I'm sure a slap on the face.
The culture in the valley next to the town is very old and the people still live like that, even though they can change because of modern conveniences and communications, they insist in living in their ways.
The women wore dresses to their knees with solid bright colors. All clothing is made by them .
they remain very self sufficient even today
I wanted a picture of some of the women but they want money for a picture, and Jose and I didn't know that's
what they wanted because they spoke strange and from a distance.
We are back in the office now working on perfecting our skills with the productions department programs and writing a little more for the book I am putting together.
We will be in lima again on the 12th of Nov. for another conference for 4 days.
Blessings to you
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