Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Camana, Peru, is a pretty interesting place...

I don't have much in the way of a farm update other than to say that Papi is planting some more green beans to replace the plants that weren't terribly successful, so I thought it might be a good moment to take a little time and tell you about Camana.   On this map, you can see where Camana is located along the Peruvian coast.   It's about 3 hours by bus from Arequipa, the second largest city in Peru.

they got the map from

This past June/July we were blessed to have the opportunity to spend five weeks in Peru.   It was Jhan's family's chance to finally meet our son Khalil.   When we're in Peru, we live with Jhan's folks in El Cardo (Jose Maria Quimper) a little town/district just outside of the larger town/district of Camana.   Both Jose Maria Quimper and Camana are districts within the province of Camana, so the naming gets a wee tad bit confusing at times.   I'll post pictures of El Cardo another time, for now you must content yourselves with this mini tour of the larger town of Camana.

Camana has a population somewhere between 14,000 and 15,000 people.   

It boasts a tourist hotel

Beautiful paved pedestrian streets with trees, sculptures, and fountains

And it has a bustling central market

One can buy fresh bread, cookies, and empanandas

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