Paulette Perhach

Volunteer: Paulette Perhach


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2008 - 2010

Contributions from Paulette Perhach

  1. Paraguay T-ray to go

    The popular tea, terere, in the ubiquitous leather-covered thermos and taken everywhere in the heat of summer.

  2. Paraguay Man and horse

    My horse Bigote, (mustache) bonding with my host uncle who took care of him.

  3. Argentina Iguazu

    In guarani, Iguazu means Big Water. This view right outside of modern-day Paraguay, in Argentina.

  4. Paraguay My house

    My Peace corps house. A little fancier than most, with free garbage disposals.

  5. Paraguay Riding a horse

    This is me riding a horse for the first time in Paraguay. I later bought my own.

  6. Paraguay Host Grandma

    My host grandma is awesome, as you can see here.

  7. Paraguay Yerba

    A long aisle of yerba, the shredded, dried plant needed to make terere or mate.

  8. Paraguay Traditional Dance

    Girls dressed in ao po'i dancing the Paraguayan Polka

  9. Paraguay Me and mom

    Me and my host mom, Conchena, with whom I laughed for two years. One of my favorite people in the world.

  10. Paraguay Firehole

    My friend's dad in front of the tatakua, or fire hole in guarani, used to cook traditional foods.

  11. Paraguay Carnaval

    Somehow I let them convince me to samba down the main avenue in a gold sequined bra top and a skirt.

  12. Paraguay Making gyros

    Coming from a Greek town, I wanted to make my family gyros. This is how we picked up the lamb.

  13. Paraguay Countryside School

    This was the old school in the area of Independencia. One weekend a few of us helped build a new one.

  14. Paraguay Lake

    The lake in Aregua, Paraguay.

  15. Paraguay Horses grazing

    Horses graze in the countryside surrounding Yataity, Guaira at sunset.

  16. Paraguay Piggies

    Day-old piglets struggle to nurse.

  17. Paraguay Butcher Cart

    A woman shops for meat on the side of the road where this man often slaughters cows.

  18. Paraguay Grazing

    A horse grazes next to one of many abandoned houses with grass growing inside.

  19. Paraguay Meat storage

    I opened from fridge one day and gasped when I saw that someone had gone meat shopping.

  20. Paraguay Big animal

    Up close and personal with the ox that pulled my host dad's cart.

  1. Paraguay Chicken Killer

    Ever since we'd arrived in Paraguay, Enrique had been dying to kill a chicken. He finally gets his chance. (Included in the bottom of a blog entry here:  

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