Constructing a Swing Set in the Amazonian Jungle

Last summer, we spent 2 days at a jungle lodge in eastern Peru.  While there, we visited a local school and promised to construct a swing set.

Earlier this year (2015), David Torres, the brother of our Cuzco guide, traveled to Puerto Maldonado to fulfill our promise.  He constructed a wooden swing set (with 6 seats) at Shajao School located just outside of Puerto Maldonado.

Swing Set Installed at a School near Puerto Maldonado in eastern Peru.

Swing Set Installed at a School near Puerto Maldonado in eastern Peru.

Getting to the school is not an easy trek.  David had to take an arduous 12-hour bus ride from Cuzco over the Andes to Puerto Maldonado.

In 2014, David constructed a 3-seat swing set for us at a preschool in Cuzco.  He is an excellent fabricator and does great work.

We have now constructed 4 swing sets in the Peru/Ecuador region and plan to construct 2 more in Peru this summer.

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Playground, Travel and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Constructing a Swing Set in the Amazonian Jungle

  1. Pingback: Installing Swing Sets in the Cuzco and Sacred Valley Areas of Peru | Tired Road Warrior

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s