I spent my second week working at Madre Teresa de Calcuta in the afternoons with my friends Elizabeth and Jen.
The first time I was showed around the place, I wanted to cry.
By Miki S., guest blogger, Cusco SALUD participant and AmeriSpan Delegate Scholar. One afternoon we got to have a meeting with a real shaman! It turns out she also worked as a Registered Nurse and a massage therapist. And there I was expecting this witch to come in with a cape or something. But she was really sweet and gave us… Read more »
By Miki S., guest blogger, Cusco SALUD participant and AmeriSpan Delegate Scholar. This weekend was a vacation trip to Puno! At least in my mind it was, Puno is about a seven hour bus ride from the town of Cuzco and is a gateway to the beautiful Lake Titicaca. Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable… Read more »
By Miki S., guest blogger, Cusco SALUD participant and AmeriSpan Delegate Scholar. It’s been one week since I’ve arrived in Peru but I have honestly done so much already…. The Sunday of my arrival, my family took me to the Plaza de Armas (the heart of Cusco) where we saw a mini-festival, rather a competition,… Read more »
Looking for a Peru Spanish school? AmeriSpan is happy to let you know that the popular excursion to Machu Picchu will be available on April 1st. Peruvian Trade and Tourism Minister Martin Perez announced last month that the citadel of Incan ruins will be reopening to the public following the flooding of roads leading to… Read more »
Read this personal account from one of our volunteer participants, Mikel B., who is currently volunteering in Bolivia. My name is Mikel and I am a 21 year old girl who has been doing volunteer work for the past year through Amerispan and I am continuing on my second year with them. One of the… Read more »
By Jamie F., Guestblogger from Cusco, Peru SALUD program Sadly this is my last blog about Peru… So we left the somewhat modern civilization that I had come to know for the past 5 weeks and ventured into the rainforest/jungle/selva/amazon (whatever you want to call it) there were all sorts of animals. We took a 30 min… Read more »