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Trip: Peru

There are [25] stories from my trip: Peru

The Last Week

PERU | Monday, 7 Dec 2009 | Views [442]

I was able to celebrate Thanksgiving in Cusco on Saturday the 28th with Darcy, Elar, Pamela, and Williams. We couldn't find turkey, but we did get chicken. We also had mashed sweet potatoes with raisins on top, creamed corn, something similar to lima ... Read more >

Photos: More travels around Cusco and Huaraz

PERU | Saturday, 5 Dec 2009 | Photo Gallery

end of the trip
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Photos: Aldea Yanapay

PERU | Monday, 30 Nov 2009 | Photo Gallery

social project/school in Cusco
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Aldea Yanapay

PERU | Thursday, 26 Nov 2009 | Views [938]

So, back in Cusco, I search for a volunteer opportunity. I find one that fits me at Yanapay. Most mornings, I spend at the police station working with the children that are there. Some are there because of their parents or because they have no where ... Read more >

Arequipa Misfortune

PERU | Thursday, 26 Nov 2009 | Views [711]

So, as it turns out, the one time that I didn`t take the usual precautions, something went wrong. You would think that your purse would be safe while on your chair in the back corner of a restaurant with mirrors on the walls at a table with three guys ... Read more >

Read the Photos! I´ll get some more stories later.

PERU | Friday, 30 Oct 2009 | Views [585] | Comments [1]

I finally got up some photos. Since Abancay, I´ve spent a few more days in Cusco, went to a birthday party, went out dancing, and said hasta luego to the city. Leaving was a sad day. But, I met new friends in Puno, and toured the islands of Uros (the ... Read more >

Gallery: Puno, Copacabana, Arequipa

PERU | Friday, 30 Oct 2009 | Photo Gallery

more places I´ve been
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PERU | Monday, 12 Oct 2009 | Views [1277] | Comments [1]

Wednesday, Darcy and I left after lunch for Abancay...a city of 100,000 about 3.5 hours west of Cusco. It´s where he grew up. First, we caught a car with a mom and two little girls for the first two hours of the trip there. Analia is 8 years old and ... Read more >

Choquequirao Ruins - No guide? No problem!

PERU | Sunday, 4 Oct 2009 | Views [1653] | Comments [2]

So, it all began on Wednesday morning with me wandering through the streets of Cusco wondering what was left to see around here. I saw a picture outside a travel agency of some ruins called Choquequirao, so I inquired about them. A four-day hike? I´ve ... Read more >

Manú National Park

PERU | Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | Views [2255]

Mud wrestling. Canopy Zip Line. Rafting. Night hike. Early morning bird watching. Rubber boots. And lots of Yaniv. My group for the four-day tour of Manú National Park consisted of me, Jonathan from Indiana, Saskia and Olaf from Holland, Alon from Israel, ... Read more >

Some local modern culture

PERU | Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | Views [679] | Comments [1]

So, I´m doing really well at keeping up with this novela (soap opera) called Al Fondo Hay Sitio. Some days I understand more than others, but it´s still funny because it´s so over-acted! Monday nights at 8:00, and if you miss it, check it out on Tuesday, ... Read more >

Traveling in Peru

PERU | Wednesday, 30 Sep 2009 | Views [624]

Basically, it´s crazy.  The roads in cities are usually paved, at least the major ones, unless they´re stone. Some highways are paved, but a majority of the roads I´ve been on are dirt. Still better than some of the ones I drove on in Costa Rica though! One ... Read more >

Gallery: Cusco, Manú, etc.

PERU | Tuesday, 29 Sep 2009 | Photo Gallery

places around Cusco
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Update from Cusco

PERU | Tuesday, 22 Sep 2009 | Views [664]

So, lots of stuff going on since getting back from Machu Picchu, but not too much time to write. Do check out the pictures, though! I am getting more and more compliments on my Spanish, so I´m really excited about that, even though I´m finding it more ... Read more >

Gallery: Mostly Machu Picchu

PERU | Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | Photo Gallery

Marcona, Lima, y Cusco area
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The Amazing Machu Picchu & Huayna Picchu

PERU | Monday, 14 Sep 2009 | Views [1833] | Comments [1]

Talk about one of the most incredible experiences of a lifetime! That would be my yesterday. On Thursday, I began my day around 5 AM. Met up with the bus and my group for hiking the Lares Valley Trek. There were nine of us in the group with two guides, ... Read more >

Tags: machu picchu, trekking


PERU | Thursday, 10 Sep 2009 | Views [656]

The short version for now: I got into Cusco around lunchtime on Monday and Darcy picked me up from the airport. I´m couch surfing with him, and he´s pretty awesome. He knows a tiny bit of English, but only speaks to me in Spanish, so I´m definitely ... Read more >

Nazca y Marcona

PERU | Monday, 7 Sep 2009 | Views [2414]

Wow! I´m a bit behind! My friend Jairo from Iquitos made it to Lima, and we left for Nazca the next day by bus. The bus was a double decker charter bus that cost about $22 for the 7 hour trip south to Nazca. We played Bingo, watched a couple movies (Spanish ... Read more >

Pachacamac & Casino

PERU | Tuesday, 1 Sep 2009 | Views [450] | Comments [1]

Not too much terribly interesting has happened the last few days. I have done a lot of walking around town and some resting and watching people. I visited the rocky beach of Barranco yesterday and took a tour of Pachacamac this morning. It was a bilingual ... Read more >

A Free Play with a Gay Cupid-Devil

PERU | Sunday, 30 Aug 2009 | Views [414]

Well, I´ve had an interesting, if not strange, evening. I decided to go to the theatre. I had no idea what I was going to see, just that it was a play at the local cultural center. I grabbed some dinner from the grocery store and sat outside to eat it ... Read more >

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