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Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week)

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Moving on to Nacion Queros

Ben Daley, Instructor

Hi everyone! After four days under the glaciated peaks of the Cordillera Vilcanota, we are ready to move higher! The students have been living with homestay families here in Ocongate, peeling potatoes, learning traditional textile methods, and......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week)

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Joe’s homestay

Joe Kuhl, Participant

We arrived to the Andes early in the morning, and we walked into the town.  Later that day, we met our Homestay families, and saw where they lived.  Sophia and I met the other student’s homestays, then drove across town to meet ours.  We got......Read More

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Homestay

Julia Dase, Participant

It is lunch and we are all sitting on tiny stools in a cavernous room with dirt floors. They pass around bowls of soup handing us spoons. They talk to each other, and every once in awhile they ask us questions about were we live. The conversation......Read More

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Homestay Update!!!

Anso and Teva, Participant

Hello family and friends from the beautiful town of Ocongate, We took a night bus from Puerto Maldonado and arrived here Saturday, at 4:30 in the morning. Walking off of the bus, we were all a bit shocked. In Puerto Maldonado, it was warm and......Read More

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The magic of the amazon

Julia Dase, Participant

When walking through the Amazonian rain forest, everything stands out. The trees: strong, powerful, parental figures giving shade so their little ones can grow. They stretch far up and away, giving a view only accessible to few. The buttress roots......Read More