AWLC - The American Women's Literary Club 

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OUTINGS

From a visit to the beach, to the International Potato Center, we regularly organize outings for our AWLC members, and on occasion, their friends and family.


Outings are usually held monthly, and programmed in our Calendar of Events.  If you are an AWLC member, and would like to participate in any of our outings, please write us at awlcinperu@gmail.com, for more information.


We usually meet at Union Church where we take a bus, and pro-rate the cost among participants. Due to safety issues, the bus leaves from and returns to the Union Church without any extra stops.


 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, Oct 13 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Monday, Oct 16 at 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday, Oct 18 at 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, Oct 18 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

PAST OUTINGS

MALI


The outing to the MALI was exciting and a complete success. We started with the Peruvian Academy painters (and some works from the Indigenints Movement) which is a new exhibition and absolutely breathtaking. From there we moved to the famed Nazca exhibition. Since its discovery at the beginning of the 20th century, Nazca has dazzled the world by its striking pottery and fine fabrics, hydraulic technology - underground galleries known as puquios - as well as by its impressive geoglyphs, huge drawings on the pampas, whose nature and function remains a matter of great debate. 

CASA ALIAGA


A perfect outing for a perfect day.  We couldn't have chosen a better day to visit this historic home.  The weather was perfect and no traffic.   We were fortunate and privileged to have Gonzalo de Aliaga, a member of the sixteenth generation of "de Aliagas" who is living in the house, welcome and give us a personal tour of various rooms. 


MUSEO RAFAEL LARCO HERRERA


A group of us visited the wonderful archaelogical museum in Pueblo Libre, which hosts a huge collection of huacos and other Peruvian artifacts.  A must see for first time visitors.  


NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND TORRE TAGLE PALACE


Thanks to the kind invitation of one of AWLC's Ambassadors and help from some of our members, twenty enthusiastic AWLC members were allowed to visit the historical archives of Peru’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs as well as the historic Torre Tagle Palace.  


VICTOR DELFIN'S WORKSHOP


What a marvelous experience it was to visit Victor Delfin's house/gallery/studio in Barranco.  We were lucky to watch him work, immersed in his paintings as he juggled brushes and colors.  What a treat.



CHOCOLATE MUSEUM WORKSHOP


Our 2016 kick-off visit was to a chocolate factory. The April outing was enjoyed by all as we learned about the art of chocolate-making, its history and how to make fine chocolate from bean to bar.

Participants helped prepare and taste a chocolate drink as was done in the early history of the use of chocolate and also a delicious modern hot chocolate as many drink it today. 

CASACOR

A number of us trekked to CasaCor 2015 in Callao. It was a fun day with lots of walking, exploring, looking, climbing stairs, lunching and
friendship

Everyone seemed to have a great time!

Thanks to the members and friends who joined us this year.


HISTORICAL DOWNTOWN LIMA

Ronald Elward, author and long-time contributor of the leading Dutch architecture magazineDeArchitect’, gave us a guided walking tour of the most important Colonial and Republican buildings still in place around Plaza Mayor.  


We visited beautiful homes, and even got to see an exhibition of Colonial Maps which gave us a better idea of the previous layout of the City.


MUSEO DE OSMA


The August outing to the Museo de Osma, was praised as one of the most interesting, informative outings in recent times. This is likely due to the very knowledgeable guide that conducted the tour. Also, lunch at the Mario Testino museum was very good and enjoyed by all those who attended.  


ANDRES DEL CASTILLO MUSEUM


In July, we visited the mesmerizing Mineral Museum, Andrés del Castillo.  It houses a dazzling collection of minerals, rocks and colorful stones and displays ancient textiles and creative ceramics from the Chancay era.  It is famous for its Scheelita ́Mina Turmalina, ́ the world ́s largest mineral of its kind, found in Piura.


AMANO MUSEUM


Our  visit to the Amano Museum was a success.  Exclamations of 'amazing' and 'wonderful' were heard throughout
as we went from hall to hall exhibiting the most beautiful examples of Peruvian Textiles that date from thousands of years. Particularly appreciated were the samples of Pre Columbian Textiles, the small collection of beautiful ceramic pottery, and the lace collection.


ETHNIC PERU


A group of AWLC members, with family and friends, boarded buses and joined the outing to Ethnic Peru, the alpaca factory in Huachipa. We were treated like royalty and enjoyed a fashion show, caballos de paso, and typical peruvian dances, topped off with wonderful pisco sours.  What more could we ask for.  Thank you Ethnic Peru.


MARIMBA CONCERT


A fun and small group of AWLC members attended Alonso Acosta Flores’ “Variaciones en Azul”, a solo Marimba Concert. We enjoyed Baroque music along with Jazz and some Peruvian flavors as we sipped our delicious Chilcanos at the literary-friendly Victoria Bar.


MONASTERY VISIT


What a fascinating visit to mid-17th century Monastery del Prado! We were privileged to witness the restoration work being done by the Patrimonio Peru team, led by Patricia Navarro Grau, and learn about the convent’s history.   


We enjoyed a tasty treats, hand made by the nuns themselves.  Everyone was so nice, including the friendly dog who followed us around.


VISIT TO INSTITUTO PEDAGOGICO NACIONAL DE MONTERRICO (IPNM)


A group of us visited the IPN, the main beneficiary of our fundraising for the past thirty years. 


We visited the installations, met with some of the students and enjoyed the show they put on for us.


DAY IN MALA


A group of us revisited the Casa Verde Hotel Ecologico in Mala where we spent the day doing yoga, trekking, and watercolors.  Our activities were followed with a delicious lunch.  

CASA VERDE VISIT


Thanks to the initiative of one of our members, we visited Casa Verde Hotel Ecologico in Mala, where we took bird painting classes with our August Show Case Artist of the Month, professor Daniel Peña.  


We enjoyed a wonderful lunch while watching the aviary with budgerigars. If you missed this visit, we will go again in October.  


MEDITATION SESSION


Alejandro Martinez, Instructor of Arte de Vivir enlightened us with a talk on how we can reach happiness through our well being.  


After a couple of exercises on breathing and meditation, we enjoyed a wonderful Sri Lankan lunch, prepared by our dear hostess.


VISIT TO TORRE TAGLE


Thanks to the wonderful initiative of AWLC member, Rosa Garibaldi, we were privileged to visit the National Diplomatic Archives and Torre Tagle Palace, as they are not open to the public.  


We had a private tour at the two locations and ended the wonderful morning with lunch at L'Eau Vive. 



VISIT TO HOTEL B


This Barranco-based hotel, provides a 

beautiful, relaxing atmosphere and houses the art collection of Susana de la Puente, one of the owners.


We relaxed, had great fun, and the art collection was superb. Thank you Hotel B¡


OTTO KUNZ FACTORY

 

Otto Kunz generously hosted an outing for 23 members who traveled to Chancay to tour the processing plant. 


We enjoyed delicious snacks and received an overview of the business, the processing area and safety measures.  


Before leaving for lunch at Delphino´s, we received courtesy cooler bags full of Otto Kunz products. Thank you¡ 


INTERNATIONAL POTATO CENTER


Twenty eight members enjoyed our outing to CIP in June, where we learned about the varieties of potatoes and the contribution Peru has made to the potato industry around the world.


Then it was on to Nanka, a Peruvian fusion restaurant which grows its own herbs on one of the walls¡



PORT OF CALLAO


Twenty members enjoyed a delightful day at the Port of Callao, where they listened to a very interesting presentation by the Director General of APM Terminals and toured the massive complex by bus, gaining a rare insider´s view.


Members gift bags with an assortment of goodies and then headed over to La Punta to enjoy a view of the coast and a delicious meal at El Mirador Restaurant.  Thank you APM Terminals for the generosity¡



GRAN TEATRO NACIONAL


A generous group of members enjoyed a personalized tour of the new Teatro Nacional in April.


We were delighted with this beautiful, state-of-the-art, theatre.  The visit was followed with a wonderful italian lunch at Andiamo Trattoria.


BRITISH CEMETERY


What an out-of-the-box and delightful tour this was for AWLC members¡


We toured the historical Cemetery and had a chance to visit some impressive mausoleums and famous tombs¡

COUNTRY HOME PLANT


Out to the country it was¡


We were very impressed with the visit to Country Home facilities in Huaral where we had a chance to oversee their nursery and production plants.


Thank you Country Home¡

PALILLOS BEACH


In February, a group of 14 AWLC members had a delightful day at the beach.  We relaxed, swam, got to know each other a bit more, and enjoyed a wonderful, healthy lunch.