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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

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Masamora de quinoa with apple compote

Daniela, Participant

This is our second and a half dessert. It’s very similar to pudding. You need Cinnamon sticks (1-2ish), Quinoa, 1 Star anis, water, 400g condensed milk, 400g normal milk, 2 tbsps corn starch, and 3 tbsps sugar. Wash the quinoa and put it in a......Read More

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Quick Update!

Lydia, Participant

Hi everyone! We recently returned from our mini X-phase to Machu Picchu. What a time and a half! With students planning all elements of the course, we successfully took a four hour bus ride, trekked carrying our tents and snacky peanuts for three......Read More

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Cooking!

Daniela, Participant

I once again have a new recipie to share to Adam and my mass following of Peruvian cooking enthusiasts. We can’t let our fans down. I am writing about Espagettis a la Huancaina. It serves 1-2 people. I personally thought the sauce was......Read More

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ISP Cooking Day 6

Adam Marcelo, Participant

Hello everyone! I know you missed us and our delicious recipes as we were unfortunately in some random place in Peru. 😉  In all seriousness, Machu Picchu was amazing and I know my dad is still waiting for the numerous photos I took. Sorry I am......Read More

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Return from Machu Picchu

Sara Khorshidi, Participant

I remember lying on the linoleum floor of my 6th grade history teacher’s classroom, scouring through his massive collection of National Geographic issues.  My ultimate dream was to photograph for them: Travelling the world in perilous......Read More

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Home away from home

Abby Meyers, Participant

Thought of the day: For me, true home is where I grew up. Home is the front yard I played on every day as I child, or the people I grew up knowing and saying hi to on a daily basis. But can home also be a place – anywhere is in this diverse......Read More

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ISP Cooking Day 5

Adam Marcelo, Participant

Hello everyone! Today we made two fantastic dishes. These included Sollerido, a delicious Peruvian salad and Lomo Saltado, an amazing beef dish that has been my personal favorite in Urubamba. Since I was feeling a little under the weather last week,......Read More

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Making World Corners and Stuff

Ruby Lamb, Participant

Hellooo Yak Board! Although we are leaving tomorrow, with over two weeks in Urubamba under our belt I think most of us are feeling pretty settled here. This settling, this slipping into a routine of days full of walking now familiar streets, Spanish......Read More

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¡Bye for Three Days!

Ruby Lamb, Participant

To Everybody! Group B is off to Machu Picchu tomorrow. We will be back on Thursday and you can expect students to have the opportunity to contact Friday. Talk soon!...Read More

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Machu Picchu Planning

Jane, Participant

The past few weeks we have been working together as a team to plan our upcoming visit to Machu Picchu. We all have different roles including transportation coordinators, budget directors, and group gaurdians. Yesterday we spent most of the morning......Read More