February 14, 2010

Up in the Mountains- Peru

Judith and the crew of Peruvian medical students sift through stacks of medical charts. We are doing a retrospective study on malnutrition, looking at the age, height, and weight of children less than 5 years old.

As Dr. Schnuth commented to me, the clouds are low! Or, depending on your perspective, you could say that we´re just really high up! Many days we could see the clouds hanging in the valleys much lower than where we are now at the top!!! There´s no experience similar to walking through a cloud, as it spits rain in your face ;)

Here is another family we interviewed from La Florida. You can see the adobe house in the background. And the layers of clothing are necessary, as it´s equally cold inside as outside.... especially when in the clouds and at night! Brrrrrrr.......

On a beautifully sunny day this is a normal scene.... impresionante!

Sometimes we had to hide from the rain. Even with umbrellas the wind could easily soak you from the side, especially as you ascend the mountains up serious inclines! We would just camp out and chat until the floodgates again closed :)

1 comment:

Emily said...

You should write a travelogue Sarah when you are done!

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