Our internet here is lousy, but recent discontent among the neighbors has been a hidden blessing for us. We've met together around the swing-set four times now to discuss alternatives to the current service we have. Actual progress on internet has been nil, but community is blossoming.
One funny thing I realized through this is that most of the people in our neighborhood are foreigners-- Americans, Germans, and one Chilean. Of the fifteen people involved in these meetings, only two are Peruvians. This makes for some interesting twists as we navigate Peruvian contracts and business practices.
Of all the aspects of our life here in Pucallpa, this neighborhood has become one of my favorites. It's like one giant and beautiful park, first of all. Second, it's the most interaction I've had with neighbors since I lived in a college dorm. So far no mixers or Freshmen Olympics, but I'm enjoying getting to know people nonetheless.