Hiking through Cumbe Mayo

Built by an advanced pre-Inca society around 1500 B.C, Cumbe Mayo, which translates to thin river, is thought to be one of the oldest man-made structures in South America. It lies in the Archaeological Complex of Cumbemayo, a place where the highest hydraulic technology of ancient Peruvian communities and the impact of time upon nature are combined.

Changing Host Families

After many weeks of searching for a new host family in Santa Cruz that meets all the Peace Corps regulations, I finally found a new home! I decided to change host families to find a more secure house that was closer to town. Luckily, I found just that! My new host family is an 81…

Mi Casa en Peru!

Welcome to my new home! I moved in with my amazing host family on Sunday and now live in Yanacoto. We are essentially in a “suburb” of Chaclacayo… in the loosest sense of the word. Yanacoto is built into the side of a dusty mountain, so in order to get to school we walk 15…