Machu Picchu Closing in April 2016? No of course not…

The internet rumor mill is at it again. Almost on cue every year since the world wide web arrived in our homes , the classic rumor that Machu Picchu is closing has again resurfaced. The truth of the matter is that NO ladies and gentlemen it is not closing. The site will remain open year round in 2016 as with every year before it. However take note that two optional admissions to the site will not be available in April. Read more..

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Karikuy 2011: A Sneak Peek

For the past four years the months’ of February and March have always been the most constructive time for the Karikuy Organization. A time where I find myself in front of a computer for hours either updating the website, running our annual contest, conducting volunteer interviews or working on the day to day administration of the organization. These two months are generally slower for Karikuy Tours Peru as the travel season in the country begins to gain momentum in April and peak in August. February and March give me ample time to put my thinking cap on and really work on the organization and our future projects as a whole. For that reason I want to share our progress with those of you keeping up to date with Karikuy and the work being done on our programs and website. [Continue reading…]

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The Karikuy Volunteer Program

I think I really baffled the minds of my friends and family and I’m sure I almost sent my mother into a comatose state when I told them I was moving to Peru on a whim back in December not knowing exactly what is was that I would be doing here. To be honest I really didn’t have a clue. I was dead set on immersing myself into another culture, but when it came down to choosing the “where” part, I did what any well-rounded, mature person would do and turned to the most reasonable solution; I pulled out my globe, spun it around with my eyes closed and pointed to my future country of residence. [Continue reading…]

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Going it Alone: Volunteering in Peru

Traveling alone is a bit like riding a Ferris wheel. You savor the ride knowing that the views from the top will be worth it but there is always that lingering doubt that you could fall out of the carriage at any moment. A thin piece of metal is all the separates you from certain death. Aside from short occasional solo trips, I’ve mostly traveled in small to exceptionally large groups. My family enjoys exploring the world but we venture out in packs, taking on the unfamiliar in safe numbers. [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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