Summary: The Extremes of Peru

Wow! There is less and less time in the evenings to write. In fact, we haven’t returned to our hotel before midnight for the past few evenings. So, I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking. 🙂

Currently, the country of Peru is divided into two classes for the most part: the rich and the poor. We traveled through some pretty poor regions of Lima this morning.


Then there are the rich. What better place encapsulates this more than the Presidential Palace itself? The greatest highlight of the day was to tour this incredible building, something not available to your normal tourist. It is equivalent to the United State’s White House. Though we never saw the president, we still got to see the incredible architecture of his home. Everything you see that is gold in these pictures is truly gold; pure gold.



And another amazing banquet dinner! Octopus and raw fish don’t really taste that bad any more. 🙂



  1. James July 17, 2010 at 1:15 am #

    I’m terribly sorry for not posting yesterdays update on time. The Internet connection here in Peru is kind of spotty, even in this four star hotel. Please go back over the past few posts to see if you have missed anything I posted late.

  2. Michael July 19, 2010 at 7:05 am #

    It’s so sad to see those kinds of extremes. We don’t like seeing a growing poor class and a growing rich class in the U.S. as people choose more and more to depend on undeserved handouts. America’s history of profitable capitalism well mixed with Christian charity is really amazing. Even our poor class has a lot in comparrison to so much of the world. Of course, it’s not a good thing when your debt equals or exceeds your assets.

  3. Donald July 19, 2010 at 9:18 am #

    Yes. It is that way for more and more countries, from my limited perspective. With technology, the “cultural differences” between the richer class and he poorer class are greater than the cultural differences across nat’l boundaries.

  4. Matthew Hancock July 26, 2010 at 6:51 am #

    Hmmm, octopus and raw fish. That might take me awhile. Praise God for His work in Peru, and for providing people through whom He can work!

Leave a Reply

Notify me of followup comments via email.