After a very long and eventful journey, I finally meet Team Peru 3 in Trujillo #ibmcsc peru.
My journey to Trujillo was long: Manchester – Frankfurt – Madrid – Lima – Trujillo. On the final leg of the journey I met up with Ashish (from India) and Hang Li (from China). We shared an eventful ride from the airport, taking in a head on collision with a ‘confused’ driver who jumped the central reservation into our traffic, sustaining minor cuts and bruises. Welcome to Trujillo.
Since we arrived it’s been none stop, as we’ve talked and talked, seen some local sights, talked and talked, and then talked some more. We’re all really getting on so well and we’re already making good friends.
On Saturday we had a short tour of the local area. Trujillo was founded in 1534 and in it’s early years saw its fair battles between Incas and Conquistadors. It’s now a large city, the second in Peru, and its centre is filled with colonial architecture. Our hotel is right in the centre, on the Plaza Mayor, the main square which seems to be the centre of all gatherings.
In the afternoon, after a superb lunch (in Peru we are having very big lunches), we visited one of the many archeological sights of the area, Huaca de la Luna and Huaca del Sol, part of the Huaca de Mocha, the largest mud-brick pyramids in the Americas dating from around 400AD.
As the day went on we really got to know the team. We found we were dawdling along and taking ages to get anywhere because we spent so much time talking to each other and taking in the sights.
On Sunday, we took the morning to do a little team building and to ask questions about our assignments. In the afternoon we all went to a local beach resort, where we had another huge and very delicious lunch. There was more talking and getting to know each other.
Why are we talking so much….? I think it’s because although we’re all from IBM and have some shared experiences, many of us are in very different parts of IBM. We have a lot to learn from each other, and we’re finding that we have the same fears, concerns, ambitions, goals. It’s so good to have this opportunity to meet so many great people.
Tomorrow we meet the clients for the first time and the work really begins.
Series - Corporate Service Corps
- Corporate Service Corps – In the beginning I had a plan…
- CSC – From Application to Acceptance
- Team Peru 3: Final Week of Preparation
- Team Peru 3 meet in Trujillo
- Team Peru 3 get down to work – Cámara de Comercio y Producción de La Libertad
- Pyramids in Peru
- Trujillo Montage
- Team Peru 3 visit an Organic Farm
- A ‘Smarter Cities’ Community Day in Trujillo
- A cheeky weekend to Cajamarca
- Our time in Trujillo comes to an end…