I am back with more images of my time in Peru with Gentl & Hyers. This was the true adventurous stage of our trip where it really felt like we parted from Western civilization. Hannah took us to her beloved Q’eros where we met the most generous families and children in the harshest climate and altitude I have ever experienced. We spent three unforgettable days in the Andes Mountains living with indigenous families, learning about their way of life, breathing air at 16,000 feet, fishing, camping and hiking.
Explosion of color, exhaustion of the body but most of all, I remember the laughter. So much laughing and smiling. It was contagious. We spent much time with the children who wanted to come along for most of our adventures. Hard working, strong, grounded and grateful are the words I would use to describe them.
We witness a slaughter and also a despacho or offering to thank the mountains and mother nature for the bounty. Hand in hand.
Here are some photos of the people that touched me so deeply.