Things I Never Saw While Working at the ASD:
Here is a picture of a class boiling milk and water over a fire (against the school wall), to make the annual cholotada (Christmas Hot Chocolate). These appears to a potential fire hazard, and damaging to the school's painted wall, but the end results were delicious.
Snow in the Cordillera Negras:
FYI- From my site the Cordillera Blancas (the mountains with snow) are the East, the Negras (the ones without snow) are the West, Hauraz is to the South (at about 2,500 feet higher), with canyons leading to the pacific ocean being to the North/North-West.
Now, with the rainshadow effect caused by warm moist air raising from far to the East (in the Amazon) and then being deposited in the mountains before the Negras in the West (the Cordillera Blancas), the Negras kinda get "hosed" for any notable precipitation (Hosed: A scientific term derived from the Canadian language meaning prevented, hindered, or forestalled). However the days right before Christmas, we had a few big storms roll through, from a North South direction, carrying a lot of moisture. This moisture combined with the elevation of the Negras left us with a nice supply of snow on the normally dry Negras at a considerably low elevation. This excited me as it left a little bit of a white Christmas feel. Here's the picture:
|Here is looking West from the school in Yuracoto towards the Cordillera Negra.|