RUINS

Sunday February 22nd: Day 24 This was one of my favorite days of ruins because they were AMAZING. We went to the last two ruins left on our boleto touristico today: Tipon and Pikillacta. Both of these ruins are not visited that often (although I couldn’t tell you why because they were breathtaking). Tipon was … More RUINS

Alpacas are Cool

Saturday February 21th: Day 23 Once again, more ruins! Today we saw Q’enqo, Pukapukara, and Saqsayhuman. All were as beautiful as always. I am always shocked by the perfection of the stones, with not enough room between them for moss to grow. The Incans are incredible. While the stones, history, and ruins were all very … More Alpacas are Cool

Goodbyes

Friday February 20th: Day 22 The first of many more goodbyes which I am trying not to think about: today was Robin and David’s last day. It was incredible meeting them and getting to know two hilarious and incredibly nice people from the U.K. Whether or not they want me to- I am definitely visiting … More Goodbyes

ALDEA YANAPAY

Monday- Friday: February 16th-20th: Days 18-22 Somehow in my absent minded-ness I have forgotten to post the most exciting news ever: I have been accepted to volunteer at Aldea Yanapay!!!! (the school from a previous blog post). From 9-1 every day the four of us who applied there play, laugh, and enjoy our wonderful time … More ALDEA YANAPAY

MORAY AND MARAS

Sunday February 15th: Day 17 Found my camera batter THANK GOD. Pictures: sacred valley, Moray, Moray and me, salt flats, salt flats, salt flats, my wonderful roommate Catherine featuring Alvaro in the background. Second day with the Boleto Turistico, so we booked another tour. Today we saw the Morays and the Salt Flats, which were … More MORAY AND MARAS

Valentine’s Day

Saturday February 14th: Day 16 In Cusco, a big tourist attraction is the Boleto Turistico, which is a 10 day pass that allows you access to different museums and ruins. Today we went to Chinchero, Ollantaytambo, Pisac, and Tambomachay: four Incan ruins. Ollantaytambo and Pisac were amazing, although I lost my camera battery so I … More Valentine’s Day

Café

Tuesday February 10th: Day 12 Today it started pouring and I became overwhelming/surprisingly nostalgic about missing my rainy state. After sleeping in and getting lunch with everyone, I sat in a coffee shop called The Meeting Place and drank wonderful tea, read my bible, and wrote in my journal. I found some beautiful verses on … More Café

Housemates

Monday February 9th: Day 11 New Volunteers Robin, David, and Katherine arrived while I was gone in Puno for the weekend and I’m so excited to meet more people. By far one of my favorite parts of living in a volunteer house is the great company. I now proudly have friends from all over the … More Housemates

LAKE TITICACA

February 6th & 7th: Day 8 and 9 Lake Titicaca! At 9:30 Friday evening, Alicia, Mike, Alvaro, and I loaded in a taxi and headed to the bus station, where at 10:30 we left for Lake Titicaca. Saturday morning, around 5 a.m., we landed in Puno and shortly after hopped on a boat. First stop: … More LAKE TITICACA