February 5th: Day 7 Today was arguably one of the best days of my life. Since all of the volunteers only work 3 hours at our projects, some of us felt like we could, and should, be doing more. Three volunteers and I, who all work in the evening and have mornings free, went to Aldea … More ALDEA YANAPAY
February 4th: Day 6 About an hour out of the city (walking) is a beautiful church that overlooks the city. I sat there and just enjoyed the quiet and the breeze and view. I couldn’t help to constantly think about how lucky I am. This is such an adventure and it’s crazy to me that … More LUCKY LIFE
February 3rd: Day 5 The weather here is incredible. It is definitely hot to say the least. Being up at 11,300 feet makes 65 degrees feel more like 80 and my God I can’t seem to stop getting sunburnt. But no complains: I’ll take a sunburn any day if it means some sunshine. We all … More SUNSHINE AND SUN(BURNS)
February 1st: Day 3 New Friends/ New Place/ New Life What a whirlwind of a day. First of all: I woke up (still alone in a strange house and strange place) then rushed to the bathroom where I threw up. I believe it was due to thealtitude sickness- but who knows? I have felt fine … More New Life
While unpacking I found many notes and cards from my family (and Nick) including this wonderful quote my dad printed off and stuffed on top of my suitcase: “You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So… get on your way!” Dr. Seuss always knows just what to say.
January 31st: Day 2 Portland – La – Lima,Peru – Cusco!!! 3 planes later….. and I’ve made it! I asked myself about a billion times today “what am I doing??” because I honestly have no idea. It was my first solo plane ride, my first solo baggage claim, my first time clearing customs, first ti … More Flying Solo
Fist Time For Everything January 30th: Day 1 I can only imagine how deer in the headlights I must have looked virtually all day. Everything seemed to happen way too fast and unexpectedly and all felt unreal. I had to keep double checking that it was really time to go to the airport? I actually … More NEXT STOP: PERU