Author Archives: Samantha McLendon

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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Music at Mantay

Today I finally got to do what I’ve been wanting to do since before I even started my volunteer work at Mantay: share my passion for music. I lugged my acoustic guitar on to three airplanes in hopes of achieving … Continue reading

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Midway Point

As I approach the midpoint of my time here in Cusco it’s insane to think how quickly these last four weeks have gone by. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience so far. In terms of my volunteer work, … Continue reading

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Thoughts from my first day volunteering

After two awesome weeks exploring and getting to know Cusco, I was both excited and a little anxious to be starting the volunteer work we came here to do. After overestimating the time it would take to get from my … Continue reading

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My time thus far in Peru

I arrived in Peru 10 days ago, but it feels like I’ve spent a life time learning, exploring, and getting acquainted with its rich atmosphere, culture, and history. When we first arrived in Urubamba, I was greeted by vast mountain … Continue reading

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