Peru Program – The Horn

Before arriving to Peru I took the road laws for granted. Actually, I never had to consider why anyone would be in any lane but the right. But surprises are the beauty of traveling, and the first taxi experience in Lima will totally change your perspective on driving. On every street the taxi drivers appear to be jockeying for space, coming within inches of eachother… Read more

Departure 2008

Peru Program – Inca jungle trek and my coca leaf habit

The time in the trip had arrived that most of us had been waiting for – the inca jungle trek! The trek we´d be taking was an alternative to the one that hourdes of tourists come to trek day after day. As apposed to dealing with 500 people, we only had to contend with a dozen or so. The first part started out with a… Read more

Departure 2008

Peru Program – Ceviche, Coca, and Cusco

These are just three of the many new things that I have discoveredduring my first week in Peru. Ceviche is a delicious national foodcomposed of a type of fish served mixed in with vegetables and plentyof lime juice to create an overwhelming flavor. The coca plant, whichmay carry a bad connotation in the US given that it can be turned intococaine (which we have been… Read more

Departure 2008

Peru Summer Program – Dos

My twenty-minute walk to school this morning from my homestay in Santiago, an area of Cusco to the south of the main plaza, was eerily calm. Due to the country-wide transporation strike, “Paro,” a protest of rising gas prices, among other complaints, I didn´t have to constantly guard my toes from speeding taxis, which swarm the city´s narrow, cobblestone streets with what seems like no… Read more

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Peru Summer Program – Una

After arriving late Saturday, little did the group know their day would start by exploring catacombs, and end with paragliding and eating octopus ceviche. But such are the adventures when you´re traveling in Peru. The group is getting along well, and have been learning as much from each other as they have from Peru. Through out the trip we´ll be composing a group guidebook for… Read more

Departure 2008