Monthly Archives: July 2016

Day 65-66: July 23-24

It is 10:26 PM in Nashville. I am back home safely and watching Impractical Jokers with my brother. Yesterday I had my last breakfast and enjoyed a quiet morning, mostly playing with Baruna. Unfortunately, Pepa wasn’t doing well again, so … Continue reading

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Day 64: July 22

It is 10:50 PM in Cusco. This will (likely) be my last post from Peru until I arrive in Nashville on Sunday. Today I woke up, ate my normal breakfast, showered, and watched the 2015 Final Four games before I … Continue reading

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Farewell Cusco

Tomorrow at 7:40 pm my flight will depart from Cusco for Lima and my summer with DukeEngage will officially draw to a close. This summer has been unforgettable. I’ve visited numerous Incan ruins, the highest navigable lake on Earth, the … Continue reading

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Day 63: July 21

It is 10:45 PM in Cusco. I just watched Trump’s acceptance speech at the RNC. Pretty amazing how the Internet connects us to things so far away. I woke up by my new natural alarm clock, Baruna, ate my normal … Continue reading

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Day 62: July 20

It is 10:13 PM in Cusco. Today I took my usual morning routine and headed over to the Urcos bus stop. There, Melanie negotiated with the mean conductor and got us safely over to Huacarpay (for the last time on … Continue reading

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Day 61: July 19

It is 10:08 PM in Cusco. I’m chilling with Baruna and a new dog that Daniela just rescued (he’ll have a new home soon). I’m having a contest for the name so we can give him (a male) a temporary … Continue reading

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The Importance of “We”

I have three days left at Hogar Amantaní, and I want to share some final thoughts about my time as a volunteer and really think about what I have brought and what I have learned. I want to go back … Continue reading

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Day 60: July 18

It is 10:13 PM in Cusco. I’m sitting in the living room with Baruna enjoying my evening. Today I ate my normal breakfast (Marianela is feeling a little better) and headed over to Huacarpay. Unfortunately, Melanie and I ran into … Continue reading

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What does this mean?

It’s our last week of work and I’m amazed at how quickly time has passed. I’ve loved my time at Amantaní but as its getting close to our departure date I find myself reflecting upon my work at the Hogar … Continue reading

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Day 59: July 17

It is 10:13 PM in Cusco. I’ve been chilling with Baruna and watching some Wolves highlights tonight. Today I woke up to a nice loud scratching and whining at my door. Guess who wanted to come in? It was none … Continue reading

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