Ethnobotany / Traditional Medicine Intern
One of the projects I got to work on was creating an inventory of the plants that are in the gardens in Huapo. I had been to Huapo several times before, but this was the first time that I went to stay over for multiple nights in the intern house. Most interns live there full time, but I haven’t due to the fact that I am the lone intern in Peru presently. Being there with German and Sydney was absolutely fantastic. It is a slower pace of life and it takes a day or two to get used to, but when you can accept that, it is pure bliss. The view from the back yard is phenomenal and doña Emilia is great. She even showed German and I how to cut through the outer shell of coconuts so that we could harvest some of them in the back yard to take advantage of their voluptuous juice and “carne”.