Tag Pimentel

Franklin, a portrait of a fisherman in Pimentel

Franklin comes to the Muelle in Pimentel often to fish. He doesn’t use a fishing pole, just a thin nylon thread with a hook and a stone at the end. A hand full of small mussels serves as bait. He opens one, scrapes off the meat and pokes the hook through it. With a quick movement he throws it far into the sea and waits for fish to bite. „When


A chat about the fishermen’s life in Pimentel

The fishermen Marcos Arenas Oliden and Sebastián Fiestas Ramirez are sitting on a bench at the beach promenade of Pimentel in Peru. They just met. We start chatting. It’s a bright, sunny day. The beach is empty. In the distance, fishing boats are gently rocking on the waves coming in from the Pacific. There are about 800 fisherman in Pimentel. Sebastián used to be one of them. He is 74


The gardener from Pimentel

Augustin Ayala Martinez started working as a cleaner for the municipality in Pimentel in Peru, but shortly after decided to follow his passion: gardening. A colleague encouraged and helped him to make the transition 40 years ago. Since then, he has been working as the gardener and landscape designer at Parque de Quiñones, Pimentel’s Plaza de Armas. „The best tree to sculpt is a cypress. I come up with an


A chat about life with Julio

Before we got to know Julio, he greeted us with a friendly and loud „hello“ every time he saw us in Pimentel. We enjoyed a chat with him every once in a while. About Germany, about Pimentel in Peru, but mostly about football. „I used to be a professional football player. I played all over Peru. Cusco, Arequipa, Chiclayo. We spent a lot of time on the road and in


Margarita, the market woman

For anyone passionate about travel and photography, experiencing countries like Peru is like an endless string of exciting photo opportunities and going to the market in Pimentel is no different. It is a feast for all senses. Fresh fish, vegetables and fruits pile up along the long ailes. The tangy smell of chili enters my nostrils as I walk past heaps of spices and salsa sauces. The meat section is


Tierisch süß, unser neuer Mitbewohner

Kurze News aus Pimentel in Peru: Unsere Mitbewohnerinnen Rhian und Trini haben ein Katzenbaby ohne Mutter auf der Straße in Pimentel gefunden. Wir ziehen es mit der Flasche auf. Der Kleine bekommt laktosefreie Milch mit Ei. Wir wechseln uns nachts mit dem Füttern ab und er schläft in einem Karton auf einer warmen Plastikflasche mit Handtuch drauf.

Sonja, the guardian of street dogs

Sonia Burgos Larrea has seven dogs. She feeds them, she takes care of them, makes sure they don’t have flees and gets medication for them if necessary. You could call her the advocat of the street dogs of Pimentel. „I saw this poor creature at the side of the road. It looked terribly beaten and thin as a stick. There were patches of flesh where there should be fur. I