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Leaving so soon

It’s hard to believe this month in Peru is coming to an end. The last week has gone by faster than I could have ever expected. After visiting Uros Island we went to the island of Amantani. We walked to … Continue reading

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Trip to Puno- Uros Island

This weekend Ashley and I went to Puno.  We left Cuzco at about 10pm Friday and traveled all through the night till 4:30am Saturday morning.  When we arrived in Puno we slept in a hostel for 2 hours and then … Continue reading

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Siempre Joven (Part 2)

The next morning Ashley and I decided to go on a hike to Mandor Falls. These two waterfalls are located at the beginning of the jungle of Quillabamba. In order to get to the falls we had to first follow … Continue reading

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Siempre Joven (Part 1)

On January 17, 2011 Morgan Petra Ashe died from Leukemia at the age of 23. Right before I left to Peru her parents asked me to take some of her ashes to scatter in a beautiful place.  Machupicchu seemed like … Continue reading

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Gracias Eve!

Right before I left to Cuzco I met a woman named Eve who worked at a publishing firm in New York.  When I told her I was going to be working at an orphanage with kids she immediately offered to … Continue reading

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Flu in Peru

I have not been able to post anything to the blog because I seem to have come down with the flu. I have not had much energy to do very much of anything and have been trying to sleep it … Continue reading

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From Cuzco to Awana Kancha to Urubamba and back

Friday I left the beautiful city of Cuzco to head to the town of Urubamba in the heart of the Valle Sagrada (Sacred Valley). On the way there we stopped by Awana Kancha, (The Palace of the Weaver), a live … Continue reading

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