Tagged: jungle

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San Juan Celebration!

The entire town of Aucayacu is bustling during the week of San Juan. There are festivals, parades, car races, soccer games, pageants and contests.

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Juanes Day Preparation

During the week I was in Aucayacu, the community celebrated “Juane Day” on June 24th. The day before was full of preparation in all of the homes in the neighborhood Primero de Mayo.

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Annona // Sugar Apple

My husband treasures so many things about the jungle he grew up in. One of his favorites is the Annona fruit. The Annona fruit is from the same family as both the Cherimoya and...

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A to Z in Pucallpa

After a wonderful weeklong visit with my MIL in town and family gatherings galore, she has returned to the jungle. This collection of information about Pucallpa was from the first visit I made to...

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Chilcano de Carachama

Something I learned about myself since arriving in Peru is that I am not prone to eating soup or fish for breakfast. My stomach just can’t handle it first thing after waking up. I...

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Q – “Isn’t that a persimmon?” A – “They are distantly related to persimmons, but are not the same.”

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Pango! Jungle Lunch in Lima

It is amazing the joy that visitors bring. The way that people’s plans change. The way the impossible becomes possible. The last time the family met together here at our home was for Christmas...

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Aji de Cocona // Cocona Charapita Salsa

The aji charapita peppers can be smashed and served in a regular aji mixture of pepper, lime, salt and oil. But, a true jungle preparation of these spicy peppers also includes cocona, a refreshing...