Published: Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Updated: Saturday, May 15, 2010 10:05
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Media editor Carlos Calante will be working as an intern in a publishing company in Lima, Peru, starting August 4 until August 23
Current date and time in Peru:
Sorry for not writing in a while. I have been really busy in the past couple of days here in the internship. Basically the work that I have been doing since coming down here is quality control in the different departments around the company. As you know the company that I work for is a publishing company that also prints and designs a lot of the media that they put out. In the past two weeks I have been working with primarily with the workers in the main plant. This location is where the printers are located and where they put the books, magazines, broschures and folders all together. Using my knowledge that I have gained studying business at FGCU I was able to redesign a lot of the work process maps for the workers. The companies here run in a very professional way by following the ISO (International Organization Standardization) guidelines. From their HR and Finance department to their Graphic and Printing process, every single process is under the ISO guidelines. It has been a great time working here. I have only a few days left so I will be even more busier trying to get everything done in time before I leave. In the meantime I will be updating you with some videos that I shot over the weekend.
August 12 Peruvian fact of the day: For a country that is just a little bigger than texas it has about three different types of climates year long.
It has the cold climate in the "Andes" (Southeast) region.
It has the wet tropical rainforest climate in "la Selva" (East) region.
It has the dry dessert climate in "Nazca" (Southwest) region.
On google type: "Nazca lines" and check it out!
August 10 Peruvian fact of the day: Machu Pichu till this day still remains a mystery and one of the wonders of the world. Reason why is because this city which was build thousands of years ago has a running water system, incredible architechture, a solar clock, year long calendar and more mysteries to puzzle the mind. This includes the city's main mystery,being built over 5000 feet high in the mountains, it is build with 1000 lbs boulders which cannot be traced from anywhere around the area. How did they get them up there? No one knows.
Thank you Brynn for your questions here are the answers.
What's are some of the differences you saw between the Starbucks in Peru compared to a typical Starbucks in the United States? I did pass by it, but pretty much they are the same as over in the U.S. with a lot of over priced coffee. The pastries though were different. An Interesting fact is that up north in the country of Colombia, the government ruled a few years ago to ban Starbucks from opening any of their stores in their country. The reason why is because they pride themselves in their coffee, and they felt that the Starbucks company may depreciate it. As of today they are in talks with the company to lift the ruling and perhaps open a limited amount in the country so long as they can own a certain percentage of the shares.
2) What is the style of dress in Peru? Any name brand clothing chains?
It's pretty much the same as well. Nike, Adidas, Tommy Hilfiger, Banana republic, all have major industries down here. Peruvians are very much influenced by American culture. There are several radio stations here that play American music all day long. The government here also encourages it's citizen to learn English, and after completing several courses you get a nationally certified degree recognizing that you can fully speak the language. Going back to the clothes question, during festivities a lot of people wear Peruvian traditional clothing. Some women wear what they call "polleras."
3) Have you tried any Coca-Cola products over there? I heard that Coke tastes different in each country. How does it taste in Peru?