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Q’eros changed me

sabrina, Participant

Reflecting on our 5 day glimpse into the beautiful Naciones Q’eros, here is an idea of how Qeros has and will continue to change me: After an incredibly long 5 days, my life has been changed. As cliche as it sounds, everything about my time in......Read More

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A Q’eros Painting

Adam Marcelo, Participant

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A Q’eros Painting in Stories White The crystal white mountains invited us into the land of the Q’eros people that is watched over and protected by Pachamama (mother earth). The local mountain deities or apus protected these mountains in......Read More

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Changes in Q’eros

Ruby Lamb, Participant

In Q’eros our guide, Siwar told us his story, told us how things had changed in his homeland. 40 years ago there was no spaghetti or rice to put in that night’s soup. There was not even salt. Chuño or freeze dried potatoes, and the......Read More

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Mid course

Daniela, Participant

Hi all- I wrote a yak in my notebook but now it’s being used for inventory so I’m doing my best now. Starting off back to my recipe yaks, lima/fava beans (avas) is actually spelled habas. We left Urubamaba around a week ago to very......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

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Q´eros : Ceremonia Sacrificio

Abby Meyers, Participant

Q´eros has provided me with so many profound experiences, spontaneous challenges that left me stronger, and moments that have left me standing in awe… speechless. Today, March 22nd, I have just witnessed my first Ceremonia Sacrificio de una......Read More

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Back From Q’eros

Vincent Giannotti, Instructor

Today, after a nearly five-hour truck journey over two 15,000ft passes we have returned from Q’eros. We will spend the rest of the day showering, snacking, and reflecting in the small town of Ocongate. Tomorrow morning we head to Cusco to......Read More

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Heading to Q’eros

Vincent Giannotti, Instructor

Today we begin our trek into Nacion Q’eros. We will spend the next few days trekking and staying with local communities as we learn more about their ways of life and Andean Cosmovision. On the evening of Sunday the 24th, we will be returning......Read More

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Música

Andrew, Participant

As my days come to an end in Urubamba, I must reflect upon my excursion into the Andean musical world. Music, as a medium of communication has one natural advantage over others: it is a language that every person could comprehend since their day of......Read More

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ISP Cooking Day 9 :(

Adam Marcelo, Participant

Hello everyone… I am here with some very sad news. Today we had our final day of cooking with Andrea our wonderful instructor. Cooking as an ISP has been a very rewarding experience and I am excited to share my new skills with my friends and......Read More

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Last recipe

Daniela, Participant

Hi everyone- This is my last recipe for this trip it is for Picarones. They are Peruvian doughnuts. So good. Very fried. You can serve them with maple syrup or any sauce like that. It does take two days. Day 1: You need- 1 kilo of sweet potato 1......Read More

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ISP Cooking Day 8

Adam Marcelo, Participant

Hello everyone! Today we made four courses. For our entree, I made a Peruvian Adobo and Daniela made Capchi de Avas. For dessert we made Masamora Morada and Chicha Morada. I will be writing about Peruvian Adobo and Masamora Morada and Daniela will......Read More

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Machu Picchu

Sabrina, Participant

Machu Picchu… one of the reasons why Peru is such a hub for tourism. With as many as 5,000 people walking through the beautiful ruins each day, it is so hard to truly grasp the scale of the impact tourism has had on the people of Peru. Personally,......Read More

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FOOD

Daniela, Participant

Hi everyone- Today I am posting one food recipe and one drink. To make Capchi de Avas you need: 5 yellow potatoes 100g lima/fava beans 1/2 onion 1/4 tsp pepper 1 stem/branch of huacatay or oregano if you can’t find huacatay Oil 1/2 tbsp......Read More

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Who Knew

Abby Meyers, Participant

Today is a special day. It is special because I was able to live another healthy day in the masked but aesthetic valley of Urubamba. It is a special day because I was able to listen to my favorite song Who Knew by Pink. It is a special day becuase I......Read More

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ISP Cooking Day 7

Adam Marcelo, Participant

Hello everyone! Today we made a delicious meat stuffed potato snack with a cooked cinammon apple with a quinoa milk drink for dessert. These two dishes are named Papa Rellenos and Masamora de Quinoa con Apple Compote. I will be writing about Papa......Read More