Monthly Archives: January 2009

Returning Home – Dave Bailey

Cusco Found – Poem Brick Layered streets Narrow sidewalks They make me think, feel, explore Uneven underfoot as I move between people and cars Where am I going The joy of not knowing Confidence fills me Is it someone to … Continue reading

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Cultural Exploration by T. J.

We have been in Peru for two weeks and today is the last day of our homestays. Daniel and I were partners during the homestays, which made for a lot of fun. The family we were placed with was really … Continue reading

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Homestay Week-Shawnee Maracle

The rain was falling as the bus dropped each pair off at their homestays; each stop you could feel the excitement and nervousness of the next group. When I first walked into the door of my homestay family with Gary … Continue reading

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Traditional Andean Weaving (by Ryan)

We had heard a lot about traditional Andean textiles in preparation for our journey to Peru—Jonathan and I had even given a presentation on the topic. But when we went to a co-op featuring Quechua weavers this week we were … Continue reading

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Homestay – by Tucker

This part of the Peru expedition where we are each staying with a local family is the most socially stretching experience I have ever had. Just one person in the household speaks a little English so it’s very difficult. It … Continue reading

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Adventure in Cusco By Jessie Lewis

CUSCO – by Jess That cars rattled by outside our hostel balcony starting at about five a.m and bright morning sun streamed in through the skylight directly above me. I kept turning up the volume on my ipod trying to … Continue reading

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Scott’s electric first day in Cusco

Our homestay family brought us to the supermarket called “Mega” and we chose the food we wanted to eat, so it “works out for both of us” (according to the father, Ivan). In the mornings it has been hard to … Continue reading

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Sarah Hummel’s day at Machu Picchu

Our second day visiting Machu Picchu started with and early wakeup at 5:30 am.  We boarded the bus and rode along winding roads up to the top of the mountain and the entrance to Machu Picchu.  As tired as I … Continue reading

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Three on Board (a poem by Bobby)

Aguas Caliente’s granite cobbled streets rattle the teeth of  three native boys, on a single skateboard toboggan style. Serpentining from wall-to-wall Inca stones scraping skin off knees and elbows laughing, they see the pain is all mine.

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Discovering Machu Picchu (by Elliot and Dave)

We started out the day around 7:30 when we went down to breakfast in the Hotel Presidente in Aguas Calientes– the town below Machu Picchu. At 8:00am we walked down the street, across the railroad tracks, and to the bus … Continue reading

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