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I first noticed the colorful walls and the fun artwork as I passed through the wooden gate. To my left was a small garden, vibrant with flowers and a playground entirely made out of tires. I grinned like a child, … Continue reading

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Amazonian Adventures

After the worst 10-hour trip in a small, hot, and smelly bus; we arrived at Puerto Maldonado at 4:30 in the morning. Not really knowing what to expect, we stepped out into the comfort of the hot temperature, where we … Continue reading

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Mountain Adventures ft. Machupicchu

I awoke at 6:30 with so much excitement for the weekend ahead. After a cold shower I was ready for the adventures that lie ahead. Our group met up at a park nearby, where we were met by a big … Continue reading

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A very late Insight to my month in Peru!

It is hard to believe that I have been in Cusco, Peru for a little over a month now. Also, this is my first blog post in my time here, half because I actually forgot that this existed, and half … Continue reading

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The Halfway Mark: June 22

Halfway into the DukeEngage experience and I am in love with the rich culture, friendly people, and the beautiful sights that surround us on a daily basis in Cusco, Peru. Every morning, I wake up to breakfast made by my … Continue reading

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Swan Song

* NOTE: As usual, the names of all the babies and mothers have been changed to preserve their privacy. Thank you to everyone who has been following our blog! His first steps were uncertain at best. When I lifted him from … Continue reading

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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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