Our Favorite Hostels of 2010

From now until the end of the year we will be having a year end blog-a-thon where we will be putting together our favorite things to see and do in Peru. Being that traveling is our main area of focus on this blog (as well as getting your bucks worth), we thought it best to start by highlighting our favorite hostels from a year of intensive travelling. After the jump is a location specific list of hostels you should have in mind when visiting Peru on a budget. [Continue reading…]

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Karikuy Volunteer Program 2010: Year End Review

So many things were racing through my head on that cloudy Saturday night. I had put myself together to look the part as founder of the Karikuy Organization; combed my hair, dressed in somewhat formal attire, even whisked on some cologne. It was May 15th of this year, that night I stood poised and calm at Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima, awaiting the first of the many volunteers that would participate in this years program. [Continue reading…]

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Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer in Peru

Volunteering your time to an organization and dedicating some of your time to a cause is one of the most noble and meaningful things a person can do. Whether assisting the poor, taking care of abandoned children or helping communities grow, the simple and generous act of participation is a rewarding experience to both the volunteer and the people they help.

Being that our own volunteer program is only months away we thought it a good idea to highlight why volunteering in Peru is such a special and rewarding experience. Right now there are thousands of volunteers preparing to travel to Peru for the Summer and hundreds of organizations taking applications. Whether volunteering in a coastal city, a small Andean village or in the jungle, the same reasons hold true for all who decide to journey to Peru and help make a difference. [Continue Reading…]

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The Karikuy Machu Picchu Contest Returns

At midnight tonight you will be able to begin participating in our 2010 Free Trip to Cusco and Machu Picchu. The grand prize of course is a 6 day trip to Machu Picchu.

Stay tuned at www.karikuy.org/contest for contest rules. This is not a sweepstakes so you are firmly in control of whether you win or not. The contest will differ in rules then last year and will use twitter exclusively.

Best of luck to all who participate!

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Karikuy 2010

Often I go back to the date of September 13th, 2007 as the birth of the Karikuy Organization, that’s when the original website launched under our previous name of Manchakuy. Since then I have been blogging annually about the organization and the progress we’ve been making with our programs. So you guessed it! this is one of those posts and below you can read about each one of our programs and where they are at right now. You will also read about some new programs and how you can help in achieving our most important goals. So Happy New Year from Karikuy, we see a bright future ahead for the organization, we hope you can join us for the ride! [Continue reading…]

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