Welcome to the Jungle

What do you think of when you think of the Amazon rainforest? What comes to mind? Do you think about colorful birds and insects? Perhaps plants that eat those said insects? Jungle cat’s maybe? I know I do. Even with certain preconceptions that I’ve developed over the years from a myriad of sources ranging from National Geographic magazines to Disney’s “The Jungle Book”, I still didn’t really know what to expect when arriving at the Puerto Maldonado airport. Was it going to be just like the nature films I watched in high school Biology class, or was it going to be something different. Upon researching Peru prior to my arrival, when I learned that part of the rain forest stretched into Peru I immediately booked a tour. So my jungle adventure began with Corto Maltes. [Continue reading…]

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Conquering Machu Picchu

It is long regarded as one of the most majestic of structures in the world. Machu Picchu has been depicted as a symbol of power and beauty and a link to one of the world’s greatest empires. It is plain to see that Machu Picchu stands majestically atop the central highlands of Peru. It is a magnificent sight, especially after spending three days hiking in order to get there. It would be really easy to go on and describe how beautiful it was and how it was everything I expected after three days of rigorous hiking. The truth of it all was that it really wasn’t your classic Machu Picchu experience. [Continue reading…]

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Bienvenido a Perú! – An Introduction to Volunteering with Karikuy

Well hello everyone and welcome to my life for the next month!  So I know many of you are wondering “who is this guy?” and “whats he doing in Peru?” Well folks, I’m here to tell you. My name is Evan and I am working for the Karikuy organization to help promote tourism in Peru. My primary objectives for this month will be to research and update the Perupedia database based on my findings. [Continue reading…]

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