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Peru had a rich cultural life thousands of years before Pizarro turned up in funny clothing. Wander around colonial cities that echo the legacy of Spanish conquistadors, explore the ancient Inca capital of Cuzco, visit the lost city of Machu Picchu and ponder the enigma of the Nazca Lines.
Peru also boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in South America. The beautiful Peruvian Andes issue a siren's call to top-class trekkers. These mountains are also home to squillions of indigenous highlanders, who still speak the ancient tongue of Quechua and live a traditional way of life.
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Thu, 4 Feb 2016 | By pattyrae | Views  | Comments 
Tomorrow is my last day in Lima. I can’t believe how quickly the time has passed. I have learned a tremendous amount in a very short time and I have met some of the most incredible and interesting people from all walks of life, ages and countries.... Read more >
Sun, 31 Jan 2016 | By pattyrae | Views  | Comments 
I didn’t plan to write much more before I left for Chile, but I want to share this.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be in another country where you didn’t totally understand the language, but knew just enough to think, ... Read more >
Sat, 30 Jan 2016 | By pattyrae | Views  | Comments 
Wow! I can’t believe how quickly the time is going for me! I just finished my third week of classes at Ecela. My week was filled with school in the morning and then to the library to study for 2-4 hours each day. There are ... Read more >
Mon, 25 Jan 2016 | By pattyrae | Views  | Comments 
Yesterday, I had the privilege to be a part of the birthday celebration for the matriarch of the family whom I live with. Grandma Olinda turned a young eighty-six years old yesterday. I say “young” because she can outdo ... Read more >
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 | By pattyrae | Views  | Comments 
I can't believe I am well into the second week here. The time is quickly passing!
I went on some tours this week-end to learn a little bit more about the country of Peru. On Saturday, I went with three other women to Centro Lima where ... Read more >
Fri, 15 Jan 2016 | By pattyrae | Views  | Comments 
I can't believe week one is finished. My son, Justin, told me that I would be challenged by the total immersion experience. Those weren't exactly his words, but that was the gist of it. That is an understatement!! I feel like I'm drinking ... Read more >
Tue, 12 Jan 2016 | By pattyrae | Photo Gallery
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Mon, 11 Jan 2016 | By pattyrae | Views 
Day 1 Ecela Spanish!! (i.e. yesterday)
Well, this certainly turned out to be an interesting day!
We all arrived at the school around 8 am this morning. There was a placement test that was available online to check understanding of grammar. Some ... Read more >
Sun, 10 Jan 2016 | By pattyrae | Views  | Comments 
Well this is day two in Lima. I arrived yeserday after a COLD flight from Denver. I thought it was cold in Colorado! Anyway no worse for the wear and I arrived to warm, sunny weather! Ahhh! My favorite! I don't even mind the humidity!
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Thu, 26 Nov 2015 | By mariasmap | Views 
I think we came to Q’eros because it provided a unique learning opportunity of indigenous communities. Seeing a completely different culture unaffected by western influence is rare and I think it can cause a big impact on someone’s life.... Read more >
Tue, 3 Nov 2015 | By omnipresentceo | Photo Gallery
Just a few place we visited.See all 1 photos >>
Wed, 14 Oct 2015 | By thewanderingrock | Views 
Bad sand. Many days and many miles of desert have passed since leaving Zorrittos. One night stays at Chiclayo, Trujillo, Lima, Paracas and Nazca (and an overnight bus ride) gets us to Arequipa. While the buses in Ecuador were less comfortable, the view ... Read more >
Tue, 6 Oct 2015 | By thewanderingrock | Views 
Since visiting Cuenca, Ecuador (Saturday/Sunday) and arriving in Zorritos, Peru (yesterday) there hasn't been much to do or see, which has been a nice change of pace. During the last few days I have been happy to spend more time with some members of ... Read more >
Tue, 8 Sep 2015 | By ioanaalex | Views  | Video | Scholarship Entry
I learned about the World Nomads scholarship on a Friday afternoon and next Tuesday I was flying to Iquitos, the gateway to the Peruvian jungle, to interview Tamara. It was an act of recklessness and courage at the same time, given that this would have ... Read more >
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Mon, 31 Aug 2015 | By sheree | Photo Gallery
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