Testing

Posted July 22, 2012 by davidgoldis
Categories: Travel

Checking b4 leave for trip to Russia.

Translation of welcome song in Iquitos

Posted March 17, 2012 by davidgoldis
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This is the song that the community sang to us after Havdalah.

WELCOME TO IQUITOS

When you come down from the airplane, you feel your hear
Is beating stronger, and, like aguardiente
The heat embraces you
Afterwards you’ll find out that you start feeling bewitched
By the white smile of a young girl
That comes and goes,
While saying: you are not a foreigner, since
You have my roof to make your home.

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen to Iquitos,
This is the village we call a song (2X)
Welcome, ladies and gentlemen to Iquitos,
This is the house of the god lf love (2X)

If you must leave, please do so without crying
As sooner or later you shall look for a river
To return to this land, a Peruvian symbol
That opens its arms to you,
And the hearts start singing again.

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen to Iquitos,
This is the village we call a song (2X)
Welcome, ladies and gentlemen to Iquitos,
This is the house of the god lf love (2X),

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Letter from Iquitos

Posted March 17, 2012 by davidgoldis
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TRANSLATION OF LETTER FROM IQUITOS CONGREGANTS

This is a thank you letter from our new friends in the Jewish Community in Iquitos.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Dear Friends of the Community:

We much appreciate your visit to our small town of Iquitos. Mario (Shlomo) and Joysi are very thankful to each one of you for your kindness and your good heart, and we hope that you will be back at our small Kehilla very soon, since we shall be waiting for you with open arms. We have no words to describe all the lovely moments we have experienced next to you.

Thank you for the care you gave us, and as we know many of you congratulated us on our future baby, we thank all of you for your kindness. This baby that is coming into our lives is bringing us lots of happiness already, and we know we shall move forward with him, and we shall give him lots of love, the love that I never had from my parents, so we shall be very happy next to our baby, since with you we have learnt many good things.

We would like to say farewell with a kind embrace to each and every one of you, and we hope that, God willing, we shall see you again. In the mean time, please take care of yourselves, and may God guard your future trips.

With love,

Joysi and Mario Coriat

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Iquitos

Posted March 5, 2012 by davidgoldis
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Our journey in Iquitos began when we arrived for Friday Shabbat services. We were greeted by the congregation singing “Haveinu Shalom Aleichem” and much welcome. There was a traditional service with lots of singing, and a D’var Torah read in Spanish.
After services we were greeted with hugs and kisses by all of the congregation followed by an Oneg. After the Oneg we had a traditional Peruvian Shabbat catered dinner at the home of the president of the congregation and his wife.
Shabbat was an abbreviated service, as most of the people work on Saturday. This Shabbat we led the service which people skipped work to attend. Would this happen in our congregations?
After services we had kiddush with more traditional snacks.
After lunch Walter, our guide and connection to the congregation gave us a walking tour of Iquitos near the city center.
Ma’ariv and Havdalah were lively song filled services. After the service Jorje and Peka (President and his wife) presented us with gifts, we all got something.
Sunday evening Jorje and Peka came to say goodbye and give us a cd of what they sang for us the previous night.
Monday morning we left and were sent off by Shlomi and Joyz, two young people just married and expecting their first child. They are the face of future Jewish Iquitos.
We all left with tears of joy.

View from our hotel of Lima, Peru.

Posted March 1, 2012 by davidgoldis
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Day 1 of trip

Posted March 1, 2012 by davidgoldis
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We spent the day flying to Peru and had a good flight. We met several of our fellow travelers in Atlanta for the trip to Lima. The Delta crew gave us “Legendary” service. Our hotel must be good because the flight crew also stayed here. The head flight attendant gave us some very good information about money,shopping and where to eat.

Testing

Posted February 25, 2012 by davidgoldis
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Just making sure system works, so I can keep notes for Peru trip. More to follow.


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