Things to do in Cartagena Colombia

August 13, 2015   11 Comments »

Category Archive: South America

Colombian Culture Moves You

August 6, 2015 1 Comment »

Colombian Culture 1500 feature

I was expecting a handshake and I received a powerful, emotional hug – one that in my culture is normally reserved for close family or friends. I quickly learned being hugged with gusto was a normal greeting in in the Perez-Cuesta family home in the suburbs of Cartagena Colombia. Like mother, like daughters – each […]

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Building Homes in Las Laderas Peru

November 4, 2014 9 Comments »

Las Laderas

The hills of Las Laderas were brown and barren of trees, however they were dotted with little colorful cubes representing simple houses. Josue told me many of these houses built into the hills were filled with single mothers which immediately made my heart sink. The homes were very simple, some made of brick, some of […]

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Project Peru

October 28, 2014 3 Comments »

volunteering in Lima

How do you find good, legitimate volunteering opportunities when you travel? I get this question all the time and like most things in life – it takes some work and some luck. When Megan said she wanted to spend some time volunteering abroad I was overjoyed. I was excited to do a volunteer project again […]

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A Teenager’s View of Peru

September 30, 2014 6 Comments »

Megan Selfie

Megan looked at me before she entered the little simple bathroom in our hotel guest house in Ollantaytambo to take a shower. She said in an unsure voice, “I really hope there’s hot water.” She then crossed herself as if she were going into Catholic mass and stepped inside. I was left doubled over giggling […]

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It’s a Jungle Out There

September 23, 2014 6 Comments »

peru jungle trekking

“The tarantulas are out all night so they won’t care if we are running a bit late,” our amazon jungle guide responded when I asked him if we could move back our night jungle hike in order to watch the World Cup USA/Portugal game. I was actually surprised at his answer for two reasons. First, […]

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