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Battered Knees, Soaring Soul

I can barely walk right now and I’m just fine with that. I know that this blog has been generally dominated by my own introspection… 2,349 more words


Ollantaytambo/Sacred Valley, Peru, Day 2

Disclaimer: This trip was made in March 2014. A lot has likely changed since. Please apply due diligence in your own planning.

After a home-made breakfast at the lodge, we made our way to the main road where Chris flagged down a collectivo (small shared local bus) in the middle of the street and sent us on our way to the ruins at… 1,132 more words


The Inca Trail: Day 1

A “Peru Treks” bus picked us up at our hotel very early in the morning, it was dark and the streets of Cusco were quiet.  It’s apparently trash day which the local stray dogs have gotten up early for too.  1,525 more words


The Clinic

Sunday, July 12, 2015

When I happened upon http://www.NGOabroad.com, which is a service set up to connect international volunteers with a volunteer site, I had no idea what to expect for my summer’s future. 2,067 more words

Peru |Highlights of the Sacred Valley

Peru’s Sacred Valley took my breath away – literally and figuratively. The valley floor is at 3000 meters above sea level outside of Pisac and descends over its 100 kilometers to just above 2000 meters near Machu Picchu. 431 more words


Travel: Ollantaytambo, Peru

There’s nothing quite like an expanse of towering mountain ranges and sprawling plains to remind you of the infinitesimal nature of human life. Human solipsism would have us believe that we’re the true masters of the universe and of life on Earth. 479 more words


Moving Fast!

I was trying to catch up with the last year to remind me of my progress, but things have started moving faster than I thought they would.  919 more words