Monthly Archives: July 2016

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a… Checklist?

King Arthur wields the sword of justice. Robin Hood stands for the poor. Princess Leia destroys empires, and Buffy Summers battles vampires. From ancient folklore to space-based fantasies, heroes are those who stand between the world and certain doom. And … Continue reading

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Buses, Avocados, and a Mural

As I rode the lime green bus home from work on Friday, my legs turned outward at an unnatural angle so that I could fit into the seat not made for a person taller than five foot four to fit … Continue reading

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Why I Would be Broke Living in Cusco

I was walking back form a haircut with a to-go coffee from La Bondiet in hand, and sipping very carefully from the top. I’m well aware at this point that the to-go lids here simply do not function. They don’t. … Continue reading

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Day 58: July 16

It is 11:00 PM in Cusco. I just watched the Rivers buzzer beater game and am enjoying a quiet night at home with the dogs. Today started off nice and slowly, as a weekend should. Baruna got to sleep in … Continue reading

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Day 57: July 15

It is 10:49 PM in Cusco. Baruna is cowering from the fireworks in my room right now. Today I started off in the usual fashion and headed over to Huacarpay with Melanie. The boys once again swarmed Melanie looking for … Continue reading

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Day 56: July 14

It is 10:18 PM in Cusco. I’m exhausted. It’s been a long day. It’s time for bed. Today I went through my usual morning routine and took the bus to Huacarpay. There, we ran into the kids, who were practicing … Continue reading

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Goals and Thoughts

With only one week left at Hogar Amantaní, I want to take a step back and look at some of the goals I’ve set for myself in the past. From the beginning, one of my main goals has been to … Continue reading

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Day 55: July 13

It is 10:04 PM in Cusco. It’s bedtime. I am exhausted. Today I woke up as usual, ate my breakfast as usual, and went to the bus stop to ride over to Huacarpay as usual. Today Mily and Alex came … Continue reading

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Day 54: July 12

It is 10:18 PM in Cusco. Today I woke up, ate my breakfast, and went over to the Urcos bus stop. I negotiated with the driver today and got them to drop us off at Capilla and got the price … Continue reading

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Day 53: July 11

It is 9:52 PM in Cusco. I’m working on the Wolves USA page tonight – some big news coming up for the club! Today I woke up, ate my usual breakfast, and walked over to the bus stop with James, … Continue reading

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