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Pre china test

USA | Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | Views [173]

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USA | Friday, 23 Nov 2012 | Views [311]

I was told that in my last blog I came across "frustrated" with what I observed in Uganda, and that perhaps my perspective would be different if my starting point was not me but them.  All that is correct, although I think "shock" with the conditions ... Read more >

Tags: engari district uganda, ivhq, self-help, volunteer in africa


USA | Sunday, 28 Oct 2012 | Views [372]

It took us a full day to get to our remote village in western Uganda--a morning to travel from the Entebbe airport in to the capital of Kampala; four hours to drive to the next main city of Mbarrara, another two hours to drive to the Ibanda district ... Read more >

Travel in South America

USA | Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | Views [610]

After a month of volunteer teaching in Peru, I took two weeks to travel in South America.  It wasn't easy to decide where to spend this precious time, but I decided on the Galapagos Islands, Ecuador and Buenos Aires, Argentina.  I was just ... Read more >

Tags: buenos aires, galapagos

In the Jungle ---Week Three

USA | Friday, 28 Sep 2012 | Views [457] | Comments [1]

Week Three - In the Jungle It took a 9-hour bus ride on a winding dirt and rocky road to reach our jungle reservation in the small town of Chontachaka, outside of the Manu National Park in the Peruvian Amazon. Tack on another half hour for fixing ... Read more >

Tags: ivhq, jungle, maximo novel, peru

Machu Picchu and Week Two

USA | Friday, 14 Sep 2012 | Views [683] | Comments [2]

Week two in Cusco I had a hot shower this morning!  It felt great after being stomach-sick for 48 hours.  Maybe it was the coated nuts and the salted and fried slices of bean that were given out as a snack on PeruRail on the way back from Machu ... Read more >

Tags: ivhq, machu picchu

Traveling to Lima on the way to Cusco

USA | Wednesday, 12 Sep 2012 | Views [406] | Comments [2]

Day one:  I flew to Miami early morning and spent all day in Miami waiting for my flight to Lima.  Decided to leave the airport to see South Beach.  Had researched that one South Beach hotel had a shuttle from airport.  Waited for an hour (where I ... Read more >

Tags: airline travel

First Week in Cusco

USA | Monday, 10 Sep 2012 | Views [771] | Comments [1]

I was told by the director of the International Volunteer Program here in Cusco, that the first week is the hardest.  I can attest to that, but not to worry, things are on the up.  First, excuse the poor punctuation. Im typing from a computer in an internet ... Read more >

Tags: ivhq

Getting Ready to Volunteer Overseas

USA | Monday, 27 Aug 2012 | Views [613] | Comments [7]

In just a few days, I will embark on a trip that has been two months in the planning.  I don't recall planning so extensively for any previous trip - maybe because this one involved multiple countries overseas, or maybe because I'm just not 20 years ... Read more >

Tags: ivhq, over-50, overseas travel

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