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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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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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