Category Archives: Peru Winter 2014

100% Maybe Alpaca (Bobby)

We just completed the hop from the rarefied air of Cusco down to the muggy coast city of Lima and, after a ridiculously filling round of salads and milkshakes, are sitting together in a hotel lobby wrapping up the month of exploring Peru … Continue reading

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Cusco Scavenger Hunt (Clara)

The Link School’s last day in Cusco was an amusing and action packed day. We spent the morning on a scavenger hunt throughout the city, which would have been challenging enough… but not only did we have to track down … Continue reading

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Playing by the Rules (Makenzie)

As any one of the students will tell you, there are few things I love more than some good, fun competition. During our weeks in Peru, we have experienced no shortage of opportunities to engage in recreational rivalries. Whether locals … Continue reading

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Looking past the rocks: My experience at Machu Picchu (Gavin)

Today we visited Machu Picchu, a World Heritage Site, which classifies it as one of the most important historical sites on earth. I know what you’re probably thinking: “Wow, that’s amazing, I’ve always wanted to go!” The reality for me … Continue reading

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Seek and ye shall find (Jess)

A fire crackles in the corner, the sweet aroma of eucalyptus spreads through the room, mingling with the jazzy coffee house music, which fills the otherwise quiet room. A candle flickers on my table, making shadows dance across the walls, … Continue reading

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How does the food in Peru taste? (Shep)

If you had asked me this question about a month ago I would not have been able to tell you. Let me start by saying that there are too many Peruvian dishes to count, and I cannot imagine being able … Continue reading

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Trek completed, students and staff reflect together.

Students and staff wrote seven word stories to wrap up their trek this past week. (For those of you unfamiliar with the concept, it comes from a literary legend about Ernest Hemingway being challenged to write a story in under … Continue reading

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