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Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) – Group A

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Estamos de vuelta/ we are back!

Paola Flores, Instructor

Hola amigxs y familia! We are back from our trek and it was amazing! We are now recharged with energy from the sun, the apus (mountains), the lagoons and the moon that were with us during these days. We will be updating our Yak board in the coming......Read More

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Home stay in Parque De La Papa!!!!

Angela Jaramillo, Participant

Hi Everyone! Being in Peru and experiencing a home stay in Parque De La Papa was amazing. For starters, the different lifestyle, food, and environment were so interesting to experience first hand. My home stay family was Cesar(dad), Ilaria (Mom),......Read More

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Food in Parque de la Papa

Sylvie Weiman, Participant

¡Hola! We just finished up an amazing home-stay experience in Parque de la Papa. Being there made me think a lot about the way I consume food at home. Usually, my food comes neat and clean and wrapped in plastic, arriving in my refrigerator......Read More

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Homestay Recap

Joe, Participant

Hello everyone! We are currently in Ocangate prepping for our six day Ausangate trek. We left bright and early this morning at 7 am from Parque de la Papa, where we just completed our four day homestay. Parque de la Papa, or Paru Paru, is a little......Read More

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Heading out!

Ben, Instructor

Hi Everyone, After a wonderful orientation in Urubamba, we are heading out to Parque de la Papa! Today, students will be briefed for their homestay before meeting families and moving into their new home. For the next four days, they will spend......Read More

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Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group A

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The Great Outdoors

Alexa, Participant

Hola familias! It’s only been 3 full days here in Peru, but it has felt much longer with all the amazing things we have learned and experienced. With these four days of “orientation” we have been getting to know each other, and learning about......Read More

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Sights and sounds of Peru

Hayden, Participant

Hello all, I am going to talk about some of the sights and sounds of peru as I have experienced them. First off, the flight from Lima to Cusco was incredible, as we got our first glimpse of the Peruvian Andes. The extreme geography was amazing to......Read More

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Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group A

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Orientation!!!

Bella, Participant

Hello/Hola/Allillanchu!!! Our group has been spending the past few days at Ccatan, a beautiful eco-lodge in Urubamba, a city in the highlands of Peru. Here, the main two languages are Quechua and Spanish. Back in the time of the Incas, the fertile......Read More

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Group together

Paola Flores, Instructor

Hi family and friends! The group arrived to Cusco and now we are going to our orientation site in Urubamba.  We will spend the next days getting to know each other and preparing to explore Peru. The group is in good spirits and looking forward to a......Read More

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We’ve arrived in Lima!

Colleen Dougherty, Instructor

Peru 4a has arrived safely (and a little sleepy but still excited) in Lima.  We’ve checked in for our flight to Cusco, are practicing our Spanish over breakfast, and will check in again soon!...Read More

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And We’re Off!

Colleen Dougherty, Instructor

The group is together… finally! The group members trickled in one by one searching for those dragon’s t-shirts. After quick hugs, the matching of names to faces, and excited introductions, everyone settled down into a big circle to chat and......Read More

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Reflections on reading

Ethan, Participant

I read “llegal mining in the Amazon” and the article “Climate Change Could Destroy His Home in Peru.” I find both of these articles very interesting, mainly because they share a similar theme of livelihood. It’s incredible(in a terrible......Read More

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Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group A

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Introduction

Miller Duchovny, Participant

Hello, my name is Miller and I am a Junior at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School in Riverdale. I’m super excited to meet all of you in person and get to know you guys better. I have been on previous outdoor camps such as this one but never......Read More

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Intro

Hayden, Participant

Hi all, My name is Hayden and I’m from Atlanta, Georgia. I’m sorry for getting this out so late but I can’t wait for this trip. I am going into my senior year of high school and have been busy on the college search. For fun I enjoy hiking,......Read More

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Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group A

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Battery questions

Ethan, Participant

Wondering how often we will have a chance to charge camera batteries? I’m debating wether to bring a solar panel to charge my camera, but don’t want to bring it if it’s  unnecessary. Thanks! Answer:  You will have a chance to charge......Read More