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super_xander_is_god 8/1/2020 12:22:40 PM
Oh, I left out in one of the paragraphs a brief sentence I thought I typed about this being in the Coastal Deserts of Peru. So, it had various refugees and displaced people. The fact the guy saw a white dude with long hair in a metal shirt and immediately blasted Linkin Park was pretty freaking cool. Imho? But the most important part is need good clothes for many situations. Ones that look proper.
easyhateoven 8/1/2020 12:24:11 PM
anything is better than gildan heavy style.
super_xander_is_god 8/1/2020 12:25:39 PM
If I had seen any Gildan down there, I would have used it to make sun tarp or a plug for a removed toilet.
BULLETHEAD 8/1/2020 12:26:04 PM
I'm wearing a gildan husker du t shirt right now. It's the coarsest heaviest fabric you've ever seen. I love it
super_xander_is_god 8/1/2020 12:28:14 PM
At least if the economy ever gets really bad, I know that all you'll need for clothing are used burlap potato sacks.
easyhateoven 8/1/2020 12:31:27 PM
feastondeadgirls 8/1/2020 12:37:11 PM
Fill us in on the details of your current situation and how you ended up there. I'm sure that's bound to be much more interesting than buttercloth
feastondeadgirls 8/1/2020 12:37:30 PM
Also linen everything.
BULLETHEAD 8/1/2020 12:40:03 PM
Satin everything
feastondeadgirls 8/1/2020 12:41:13 PM
Silk Satin Linen everything
AnalButt 8/1/2020 12:44:23 PM
All of my shirts have butter stains
super_xander_is_god 8/1/2020 12:50:59 PM
I'm home in PA. Everyone was monitoring the COVID situation down there, and since it was mostly EU citizens, it was pretty talked about. I would occasionally sneak onto the laptops to watch Gonzaga games and read about what was going on in the states. Saw that people thought it was fake, decided maybe it was best not to get caught in Peru (50/50 here, knew people who quarantined in nice hostels in tourist towns, also some guy got arrested for staying at a farm and had to buy his way out of worse punishment than a short detainment and testing). Got back March 3rd.

Went there not long after New Years. Already did a short volunteer run in PR, was going to originally go to Mozambique, but Peru was understaffed. I'm glad I went. Got to Jorge Chavez from Toronto at 12:30a, basically trekked across Lima to PeruBus and got on a stop bus. At this time my conversational Spanish was pathetic, and I almost took the wrong bus headed north. It was a shift once you went past the vacation beach town of Asia. A few Inca ruins off in the distance, and then the checkpoints on the Pan Am. There are active rebels but they're hundreds of miles to the east (except there was a pocket caught somewhere between us and Cuzco the org said). It was definitely obviously culturally different, and developing, going down the Pan Am seeing dead dogs just lining the shit everywhere. The people were insanely friendly and their homes were meticulously clean. It was pretty fun. Met a lot of EU young professionals, few people from the Mozambique program came in for a few days, they told us a story about how where they are from children are taught to kill snakes and lizards and the volunteers on base thee were watching this one lizard in amazement, the local kids asked to come in... volunteers thinking they wanted to watch too, let the kids in. Kids immediately pick up sticks and run over and beat the thing to death. Lot of different perspectives. Some cool Americans too, on top of the goofies. The locals were awesome. Most were Quechua, some Venezuelan refugees, some Aymara. They had to vote on everything as a town to do anything construction or municipality wise, as it wasn't an official town in the country, rather a settlement. The beer, cigarettes, and everything is insanely cheap there. Rum was kind of expensive. Pisco is great, and paired with ceviche is f*cking awesome, but I did eat some once that got me sick.

I had a plan to go back with a group that had already reached 15, but I decided After the pandemic made it clear thats not happening that my past actions and shit Should disqualify me from further volunteering. But I left them with some advice they really liked, recruiting HBCUs since they have a lot of projects in African nations, installing bartenders (we had this issue with no fridge, stolen beers or misplaced as in someone had a hot beer and took someone else's cold beer, and also, the beer sellers down there like when you return the bottles, but only the bottles assigned to them, so this system made better order when we installed it there later on.). Also got to play soccer, the f*cking Spanish kids were insanely skilled and I fouled the F out of everyone.
BULLETHEAD 8/1/2020 12:53:02 PM
Goddamnit you type fast
BULLETHEAD 8/1/2020 12:54:44 PM
Upon closer inspection this husker du tshirt is fruit of the loom. 100% cotton
BULLETHEAD 8/1/2020 12:56:56 PM
No I think it's Haynes actually. It's really faded
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