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Reflections

USA | Fri, 23 Nov 2012 | By dinashtull | Views [307]

I was told that in my last blog I came across "frustrated" with what I observed in Uganda, and that perhaps my perspective would be different if my starting point was not me but them.  All that is correct, although I think "shock" with the conditions ... Read more >

Tags: engari district uganda, ivhq, self-help, volunteer in africa

In the Jungle ---Week Three

USA | Fri, 28 Sep 2012 | By dinashtull | Views [451] | Comments [1]

Week Three - In the Jungle It took a 9-hour bus ride on a winding dirt and rocky road to reach our jungle reservation in the small town of Chontachaka, outside of the Manu National Park in the Peruvian Amazon. Tack on another half hour for fixing ... Read more >

Tags: ivhq, jungle, maximo novel, peru

Machu Picchu and Week Two

USA | Fri, 14 Sep 2012 | By dinashtull | Views [672] | Comments [2]

Week two in Cusco I had a hot shower this morning!  It felt great after being stomach-sick for 48 hours.  Maybe it was the coated nuts and the salted and fried slices of bean that were given out as a snack on PeruRail on the way back from Machu ... Read more >

Tags: ivhq, machu picchu

First Week in Cusco

USA | Mon, 10 Sep 2012 | By dinashtull | Views [766] | Comments [1]

I was told by the director of the International Volunteer Program here in Cusco, that the first week is the hardest.  I can attest to that, but not to worry, things are on the up.  First, excuse the poor punctuation. Im typing from a computer in an internet ... Read more >

Tags: ivhq

Getting Ready to Volunteer Overseas

USA | Mon, 27 Aug 2012 | By dinashtull | Views [607] | Comments [7]

In just a few days, I will embark on a trip that has been two months in the planning.  I don't recall planning so extensively for any previous trip - maybe because this one involved multiple countries overseas, or maybe because I'm just not 20 years ... Read more >

Tags: ivhq, over-50, overseas travel

 

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