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  • Meaningful Work and Cultural Immersion – Peru Community Service

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    After five fun-filled days in beautiful and colorful Cusco, we took a road trip to Puno- the highest point of our adventure, which sits almost 4,000 meters above sea level! Then we went on a kayaking adventure on Lake Titicaca, one of South America’s largest lakes. Afterwards, the group shared a lunch in a lakeside […]

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  • Meaningful Volunteering and Machu Picchu – Community Service Peru

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    We’ve had an exciting week gallivanting around the south of Peru! After concluding our Amazonian adventure, we continued onto the Sacred Valley of the Incas to the town of Ollantaytambo. In this beautiful cobblestone village, we all enjoyed exploring the market and visiting the local chocolate museum, as the area is known for their fresh […]

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  • Our Big Day at Machu Picchu – Peru Community Service

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    Hola friends and family! We are on the train back from Aguas Calientes as we write this, on our way to Cusco, our last stop. Since we last wrote we’ve done and seen a lot! Our last service day was in Ollantaytambo, where we learnt how to make adobe bricks with mud and straw. Ethan […]

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  • In Awe of the Amazon – Peru Community Service

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    Hola friends and family! Greetings from Peru! We are back from the selva (jungle), feeling relaxed and refreshed. We just spent two days with no technology, in the most peaceful lodge near the Amazon River. Our guides Paco and Luis took really good care of us and shared their passion for nature and animals with […]

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