Author Archives: Gianna Giordano

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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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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A Birthday Party

When I walking into Amantaní at 4 PM last Wednesday, I walked into a room full of balloons, a piñata, and sweets. In the center of the food table I saw a cake with the words “Amor para Adrianito” (Love … Continue reading

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All Hands on Deck

I’ve been trying to keep a daily journal this summer and here’s a secret: When it comes time to reflect through writing a blog post, I usually flip through my journal to remember my everyday adventures. Today, since I haven’t … Continue reading

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It’s the Little Things

Every day at Amantaní really is an adventure. Last Tuesday was especially interesting because Lupe had a meeting so the other volunteers and I were left alone with the kids. During snack time, I was left completely alone. It was … Continue reading

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Challenges, Reflections, and a Whole Lot to Be Grateful For

I’m back and I apologize for not having written in over a week. A lot has happened and I’m excited to share my thoughts and reflections. From Friday June 3rd-Saturday June 4th, our entire group took a weekend trip to … Continue reading

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Hogar Amantaní-Initial Thoughts (6/2)

After two days of working at Hogar Amantaní, I’m exhausted but also very excited for the next two months. Yesterday, Katy, the other member of our group at the same volunteer site, and I jumped right in after being introduced … Continue reading

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5/29

I’ve had a great first full weekend in Cuzco! On Saturday morning we took a walk from the Plaza de Armas, the historic center of Cuzco to the statue of Cristo Blanco. Cristo Blanco is a statue of Jesus Christ … Continue reading

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5/28

In our first reflection session, we talked about what it means to have an open mind. Just like our discussion about culture last week, I felt that I had already learned and thought a lot about this concept from my … Continue reading

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Blog Post #2: 5/22

I’m so excited to be writing my first blog post from Peru! I have had an amazing first few days here and am happy to be sharing this experience. We spent the last couple of days in the province of … Continue reading

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