The Last Post

I originally wrote this because I was half-jokingly assigned to write a final reflection, but after I was finished I decided it would be a good way to give some closure to this blog. With that said, here it is: It’s funny the things you remember after something is...

Becoming Acquainted With Cusco

Yesterday ended up being one of my favorites of the trip thus far. We set out in the morning without any big plans and strolled around the city (don´t worry,we had a map and stayed in the ¨safe zone¨). The local market boasted an awesome row of juice stands, it´s 3.5...

A Trip to Machu Picchu

Just for starters let me say that yesterday was absolutely incredible. We woke up at 3 am to be in line to catch the 5:30 bus up to Machu Picchu, which was an experience in itself. We went up the windy mountain roads before sunrise and arrived to a line of people...

Greeting from Aguas Calientes!

Well, the last few days have flown by. My plans changed a bit when we had a scheduling conflict with our flights, but it worked out. I ended up with an extra day in Huanchaco and then a night and morning in Lima, which was quite a culture shock compared to the places...

New Stuff!

I am terribly sorry all, but I must update my blog later. For now know that this week I: Ate cuye…aka ginuea pig Went to a site called El Brujo which was completely amazing Seriously got asked if I was Hannah Montana More is on the way I promise! Love,...

Buenas Tardes!

Hey guys, It’s 4:30 pm here now and we’re set to meet with an associate of MOCHE to help us plan our trip to Cusco at 5 so I don’t have long. This week has been crazy! We worked in the school in Collambay for three days with the older group and things went well. That...

Hello All!

This week has been every bit as good as the first. We started working with the first and second graders in Collombay, a group of sixteen in total. Next week we’re with the third and fourth grade, the following we’re with fifth and sixth. Our other projects are still...

First Week Update

Hello All, The past few days have been awesome here. I’m with a great group of people and we’ve been having a good time while adjusting to Peru. We haven’t started any real work yet, there’s been a lot of eating, watching World Cup, and exploring around. Some from our...

The Arrival

Hello all, I’m here safe and sound. It was a long day of travel yesterday, including an overnight stay in the airport, but I was in good company and it was actually really enjoyable. I’m staying in Huanchaco for the next couple days before we head out to Simbal to...

The Departure

Originally written June 16, 2010 “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”...