Existing Member?

Nomadic Hands

IKIAM EXPEDITION- Part 4

ECUADOR | Monday, 13 Oct 2008 | Views [3774]

When I went for dinner at Guadalupe's house, I was happy to see that she had caught a giant fish to feed her family and I. After a while of drinking chicha and talking, something she said shocked and really saddened me. She said that eight years ago, ... Read more >


IKIAM EXPEDITION- Part 3

ECUADOR | Friday, 10 Oct 2008 | Views [6074] | Comments [1]

I was woken, as I am each and every morning by the rooster- the damn rooster!! The sneaky thing waltzes under my hut, right below my bed, and doesn’t stop ``cockadoodledooing`` at 3, then 5 then 6am, and I’m sure somewhere else in between. By that ... Read more >


IKIAM EXPEDITION- Part 2

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | Views [2621] | Comments [2]

I was sitting in the communal hut when the president of the village (Hernan), stood at the edge of the wall-less hut and blew into a shell that sent out a deep hollow tune. Soon enough, most of the tribe if not everyone was together, waiting to hear ... Read more >


IKIAM EXPEDITION- Part 1

ECUADOR | Thursday, 2 Oct 2008 | Views [4835] | Comments [6]

When I arrived at the village of Juyuintza, which is in Shiwiar territory and is in the Ecuadorian Amazon close to the Peruvian boarder, I had no idea what to say or how to act in front of the large tribal group. The pilots wife said to me just before ... Read more >


PINK FIESTA IN ECUADOR

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | Views [2584]

Alright!! I´m finally in Ecuador! On one of the buses I caught up here (from Loja to Cuenca) three women got on very distraught. They had been robbed of everything by three men with guns! One of the women was holding a child only one year old… thank ... Read more >


Gallery: ECUADOR

ECUADOR | Tuesday, 26 Aug 2008 | Photo Gallery


See all 59 photos >>
 


ON MY WAY TO ECUADOR FROM LIMA....AGAIN

PERU | Thursday, 21 Aug 2008 | Views [832]

Well.. apart from the boring stuff like getting a new passport and visa stamp, and creating new travel arrangements, I actually had a pretty nice time in Lima again. I stayed with a couchsurfing host named Victor and his family. All of them were so ... Read more >


DAMN THEIF!!

PERU | Sunday, 17 Aug 2008 | Views [970] | Comments [1]

As I sat at the dinner table with Ligia and Christian, waiting for the dinner they had so kindly offered to cook, my emotions were a whirl... stabilizing, numbing, and then whirling once again. A mass of tears swarmed from my eyes the other night when ... Read more >


IQUITOS

PERU | Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | Views [1106]

Iquitos is wild!! I got such a buzz from the city, with it's moto-taxis racing around the streets, and Amazonian jungle lying on the outskirts of the concrete  city. The boat trip here took 3 days, and was filled with locals swinging on their hammocks.... Read more >


CANATURA - IQUITOS

PERU | Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | Views [895]

Meri Ushinahua Alvarez has worked as a volunteer for the Cantaura organisation in Iquitos for the past two years. She used to work for the government with children in a similar project, but prefers working at Canatura because of the strategy ... Read more >


ZOO PERU - IQUITOS

PERU | Wednesday, 13 Aug 2008 | Views [2654]

As we walked around the Quistococha zoo (which belongs to the government here), Jerome and I both felt quite sorry for many of the animals. Especially the Pumas and Jaguars that were pacing around in a small, concrete enclosure. It is definitely ... Read more >


CANATURA- (ENVIRONMENTAL ORGANISATION)

PERU | Saturday, 2 Aug 2008 | Views [1177]

We had been trying to contact someone from Canatura (a non profit organisation helping the environment) for the past couple of days, as Juany from Otra Cosa recommended us to visit it. After going to the markets to buy the family some food, then to ... Read more >


LOCALS ON THE WAY TO MOYAMBAMBA

PERU | Friday, 1 Aug 2008 | Views [736]

We went to Celendin... Jerome and I, on our way to Moyambamba. We never have any idea where we will stay, but we always find some nice local´s house over our heads. At the bus station upon arrival I went to the bathroom, and by the time I returned ... Read more >


INCAWASI- BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL FOR POOR CHILDREN

PERU | Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | Views [1634]

Jerome and I took a supposed 6hr (which actually toook 8hrs) bus ride to Cajamarca. Once there, we made our way to Incawasi, a before and after school for poor children that is run by local and foreign volunteers. Incawasi wants to improve and develop ... Read more >


CORPORACION DE EDUCACION POPULAR (OTRA COSA PROGRAM)

PERU | Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | Views [1795]

Ana, Meindert, Noemi, Susannah Jerome and I met up with Juany again at Corporacion de Educacion Popular, a school for the local poor children. We met Father Victor Hugo Tumba Ortiz, who has been volunteering his time to working at the school since it first ... Read more >


SANTO TORIBO (OTRA COSA PROGRAM)

PERU | Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | Views [1827]

Ana, Meindert, Noemi, Susannah Jerome and I continued in to the taxi to Santo Toribo, which is a day care center for mentally and physically disabled children. The organisation is about 20 years old and there are about 170 kids attending the school.... Read more >


WOMENS REFUGE- CENTRO DE PROMOCION DE LA MUJER MANOS DE PAIS (OTRA COSA PROGRAM)

PERU | Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | Views [1557]

Ana, Meindert, Noemi, Susannah Jerome and I headed back onto the road in the packed taxi towards the women's refuge, which is the only one in the north of Peru. Laura Chalan de Vizconde, a local who has been volunteering here for about 9 years, warmly ... Read more >


RELLENO SANITARIO- LANDFILL & ACJ (OTRA COSA PROGRAM)

PERU | Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | Views [2997] | Comments [1]

  Squatting in the dirt... in the garbage, I spoke to a man the same young age as me who looked 40. I was trying to look like I didn't care about the hundreds of flies that swarmed around us or the rotting fruit between my feet. I didn't want the ... Read more >


OTRA COSA VOLUNTEER AGENCY

PERU | Thursday, 24 Jul 2008 | Views [1697]

  We (Jerome and I), made it to Huanchaco. We were tired and without a shower for four of five days, but it was worse for Jerome as he was very ill during the whole 9 hour bus trip here. We entered into the Otra Cosa volunteer agency and sat down with ... Read more >


THE FAMILIES OF CHALLUA

PERU | Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | Views [727]

I went with Isabell t o see where the families of most of the children live... "Challua" (meaning invasion). Most of the families came to Huaraz from the mountains, and were wanting a better life plus education for their children.  ... Read more >


SEEDS OF HOPE- HUARAZ

PERU | Monday, 21 Jul 2008 | Views [1993] | Comments [3]

When I first arrived at the Seeds of Hope volunteer house, I couldn’t help but notice the large amount of volunteers. I first had a conversation with Isabelle, who is originally from Belgium, and came here after taking a sabbatical from her job in ... Read more >


DEHANE IN YUNGAI

PERU | Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | Views [1329]

During our time at the refuge, Jerome and I met a man named Carlos, plus a few of his friends. He kindly gave us some food before we finished our last hike, and invited us to stay at his house in Yungay for the night. We greatiously accepted.    Carlos´s ... Read more >


ESCUELA DE GUELA DE GUIAS "¨DON BOSCO EN ANDES".

PERU | Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | Views [2574] | Comments [2]

I continued my trip by bus to Huaraz with Jerome, a man from france who has been helping me alot with translations. As soon as we got to the town, we forwarded on to Yungai, and then up to Quebrada Llanganuco by taxi with another two travellers. We ... Read more >


IN LIMA AGAIN

PERU | Friday, 18 Jul 2008 | Views [677]

In Lima, I stayed with a couchsurfer named Felix for a night, and that is where I met Jerome, now a really good friend from France. Later, Jerome and I ended up staying with a couchsurfers friend named Juan Carlos, across the road from the beach in Miaflores, ... Read more >


PREPARING TO FILM

PERU | Saturday, 5 Jul 2008 | Views [802]

  Arequipa was like a little holiday from travelling for me. Yvan, another host from Couchsurfing let me stay in his house for free. I thought I´d only be there for one night, but we got along so well (like bro and sis), that I ended up chilling out ... Read more >


< Previous 1 2 3 Next >