Category Archives: UA South America

Checking Out

A long day, with epic daily Check-Ins followed by a trip Check-Out.  As a group, we walked across town to San Blas to indulge in a yummy lunch.  On our walk, we saw our friend from the other day (The … Continue reading

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Recovery

What does a recovery day entail?  Well, for starters, an attempt to stay in bed for as long as possible.  Key words:  sleep in.  And I did, until around 9:30am.  Woke up in our new hostel, across town in Cusco.  … Continue reading

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Gettin´After It!

Up before the crack of dawn (4am) and waiting for a bus up the hill.  Pitch black and am glad we made a group decision to not talk to each other for the first hour after waking up. Caught a … Continue reading

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Bienvenidos a La Jungla…Round 2.

Up and outted from our hostel in Cusco in the morning with only the clothes on our backs and some tiny backpacks.  Off to Machu Picchu we go! We rode in a cramped big van for two hours through some … Continue reading

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Peruvian Flair!

The entertainment of the day: -Started with a pretty view from the San Blas plaza: -I bought my bus tickets for the end of the week (on Friday night, as the group packs up their gear for their flight to … Continue reading

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ViVa El Peru

Sunday, our first awake day in Cusco, and it just so happens to be Carnaval! A huge, city-wide festival involving water balloons, confetti, shaving cream, and silly string as well as music and gringo-spotting event. To start the morning off … Continue reading

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7Liter Jugs of Water

We arrived in Cusco super early in the morning and cruised up to the little neighborhood of San Cristobal to pass out at our hostel and regroup. We had a brief check-in on the pavement of the San Cristobal Plaza … Continue reading

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Figs and Wheat Thins

Friday! Last day in Arequipa before we overnight bus to Cusco! Gotta go out with a bang…right? Today was an all-piled-into-one day. The quick version: Cafe con Leche from Cusco Coffee in the morning while listening to John Mayer’s version … Continue reading

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Rumble in the Jungle / Tribute to Jalen

Double title blog, take your pick. Today was spent going through the process of acquiring ISIC cards (Internation Student Identification Cards). How did it go? Well, Blake spent 20 minutes explaining the concept of homeschooling to the lady behind the … Continue reading

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Gamers and Learners

At our morning meeting, those with iPhones immediately jumped on the wi-fi network, while some resorted to simply playing basic iPhone games. The game that has dominated this trip (bus ride boredom) is a game called Field Runners. I played … Continue reading

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