Jun 162011
Party in the Preschool!

There are about a million and one things that differ between the school system in Peru and that which I was taught in (Wisconsin, United States). My favorite of which is how often Peruvian schools party. From my experience last year in Santa Maria Eufrasia, a tiny, private, all-girls school in La Molina, Peruvian schools find something special to celebrate at least once a month. [Continue reading…]

Of Ancient Bones and Temples – Pachacamac

As a self-labeled archaeology nerd, I practically jumped up and down when, on only my fourth day in Peru, the group decided to visit Pachacamac. Located 40km south-east of Lima, Pachacamac is perhaps one of the most interesting and influential religious and ceremonial sites in Peru. Spanning over 1000 years, the site’s occupation from AD 250 – 1534 saw both influence from and expansion by several Peruvian cultures; the Lima, Wari, Ichma, and Inca. [Continue reading…]

Huaca Pucllana: Lunch at some pre-Incan ruins

This Sunday we ate lunch in the Huaca Pucllana restaurant, which overlooks the pre-Incan Huaca Pucllana archaeological site, right in the middle of the city! [Continue reading…]

Sushi and cocktails: welcome to Lima!

The evening after Stu and I first rocked up at the Karikuy headquarters last week, fresh (ha!) off a 16-hour bus journey, we were whisked off into Lima by Julio and his friends to enjoy a night on the town. It was Saturday night, and there was no time to waste! [Continue reading…]

Planeta Life

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Jun 102011
Planeta Life

For the past two weeks we have made the neighbourhood of Planeta our home. It really is unlike any other I’ve lived in. It’s certainly different to my home city of Brighton, on the south coast of England. I feel like we’re getting the chance to see the real Peru, you know? [Continue reading…]

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