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Peru Ecuador Adventure

  • Onwards to Ecuador — Peru, Ecuador & the Galapagos

    Starting off the Ecuador portion of the trip, we were all eager to be heading out to the “Mitad del Mundo”. The day also began with happy 16th birthday celebrations for Carly and Sarah S. as they woke up to banners hung on their doors to kick off the celebrations. At the “Middle of the […]

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  • Hiking the Inca Trail – Peru, Ecuador & Galapagos

    To conclude our time in the Sacred Valley, Peru we headed back to the little village of Cachicatta where we learned how to make adobe bricks from the locals. Adobe means “mudbrick” in Spanish and that is essentially what the bricks are. To start off, we asked for a couple volunteers to take of their […]

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  • Perusing and Ecu-adoring Life!- Peru Ecuador Adventure

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    The landscape in Peru is picturesque, and nothing is better than experiencing the view from a horse. As we trail ride along an ancient Incan trail, we get to soak in the landscape that surrounds the city of Cusco. It’s phenomenal! Beautiful rock structures emerge from the Earth, and there’s one called Devil’s Balcony where […]

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  • Altitude Attitude – Peru Ecuador Adventure

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    Last time we wrote, we were on our way to the Cachicata community, and that night was one for the books. Not only did we get to eat authentic Peruvian cuisine, but the small community there brought us closer together.  We sat around a campfire, sang various songs, discovered each other’s hidden talents, and danced […]

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