A Visit to Colca Canyon

In April of this past year Colca Canyon became the subject of a huge controversy in Peruvian news. A student named Ciro Castillo Rojo went missing for 6 months before being found dead on the side of the canyon. A lot of hubbub surrounded his disappearance and death because his girlfriend was found alive 9 days after their group went missing. People blamed her for Ciro’s death and it was on the news for months. [Continue reading…]

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The Cuzco Circuit: Wonderful Weaving

As mentioned in the previous article, my dad and I had the pleasure of attending a weaving demonstration during one of our tours. Held at a local artisans shop, the demonstration covered the multitude of processes that an artisan goes through when creating a product. Having seen so many beautiful woven items throughout my time in Peru, it was amazing to be able to learn the intricate craftsmanship and processes behind them. [Continue reading…]

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Mayu: Hand Knit Alpaca

After spending junior year abroad in college, I returned to school with severe wanderlust. The solution, I figured, would be to join the Peace Corps. I was seeking serious adventure, Spanish language skills and most importantly, the opportunity to submerse myself into an unknown culture. A year later, I was a college graduate headed to Peru as a small business development volunteer in the Peace Corps. There was no turning back… [Continue reading…]

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