A Saturday Night Out in Lima

Hi, this is Alfonso. I am a Spaniard and this is my first post to the Karikuy blog. I arrived in Lima on wednesday, and on saturday night the whole group went for a night out and about the capitol city of Perú. It was extremely hard to separate ourselves from the adictive videogame that the team has apparently been playing through during the last weeks in their spare time: “Donkey Kong Country Returns” for the Wii videoconsole. The “temple of golden bananas” was luring us, but in the end we decided to give the real world a go and to leave the virtual behind. [Continue reading…]

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One of the Family

One of the many reasons I chose Karikuy over other volunteer programs in Lima, was that it afforded me the opportunity to live like a real Limeno. I really loved the fact that I would be living in a local neighborhood that wasn’t known for being touristy, and in addition, I’d be dining on traditional food. So far, the program has definitely lived up to those expectations. Living in Julio’s childhood home and neighborhood has given me a good idea of what it would have been like to grow up here. [Continue reading…]

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