In the Fong family we value experiences and adventure, and we seek out ways to live out, and instill in our children, those values. In a culture often consumed with materialism and consumerism, we try to live differently. One way we attempt to do that is by going on family adventures that allow us to experience the world, other cultures, and and other communities.
This morning we traveled about an hour east of Trujillo to the Andean city of Otuzco, home of the Virgen de la Puerta (Virgin of the Door). Our purpose was not to visit the Virgin, but rather to visit the poor living on the outskirts of the city.
We have completed day three in Trujillo, Peru, having traveled to a number of impoverished communities in order to tell the stories of the people who live there. While the people live in difficult circumstances, I've been so impacted by their kindness, generosity, and beauty that shines so brightly in their bleak environment.
It has been over two weeks since I returned from Haiti, and with a long recovery from the sickness that I developed while in Haiti, along with moving to our new home, and in the past few days preparing for a trip to Peru, only recently have I had the time and energy to sit down and reflect on my trip.
I am honored to be a guest blogger on my husband's blog as I share what it looks like from my view to have Shun-Luoi begin to travel more extensively to pursue cultural and humanitarian photography.