Ode to Year One

Learning is the key word. From the day I stepped off the airplane I have not stopped learning about the heritage and fascinating history that surrounds us here. Every where you turn there is another mountain being excavated and a pre-Incan society being discovered. I am always impressed by the long lasting traditions and pride the Peruvian people have for the ways of their ancestors. The connection they have with the land is something that no book or scientist can explain.

Afternoon Walks and Adventures

Afternoons in small town Peru are very calm (some might even say boring at times). For the most part, everyone hangs out in their houses after lunch, little boys run around outside, and the fried chicken lady wheels her cart into the park so all the men can eat and talk in the plaza. The…

When I grow up I want to be…

 This whole grad life thing has me thinking a lot about the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” In elementary school I wanted to be an astronaut. Then I found out you had to be good at math and science to do that, so in junior high I settled for a fashion…