Spring 2011

February 19, 2011

Just 50 years ago, Lima’s population was close to 1 million. Today the greater metro area is approximately 8.5 million, or nearly one in three Peruvians. The…

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February 15, 2011

The Urubamaba Valley is just to the north of Cusco, and it’s perhaps better known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We spent several days visiting…

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February 13, 2011

Just outside Cusco are several interesting places from very different eras that we were able to explore during our visit. We started at Tipon, a 500-acre complex…

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February 13, 2011

We took some time to get to know the Cusco area though two service projects. We spent last Friday in the small town of Huacarpay helping move…

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February 12, 2011

Our week of travel started in the Andean city of Cusco, a UNESCO world heritage site that is considered Latin America’s archeological capital. By the 15th century…

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February 12, 2011

Machu Picchu

Our visit to Machu Picchu coincided with two interesting anniversaries. First, 2011 is the centennial of Yale University professor (and later U.S. senator) Hiram Bingham’s discovery of…

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February 4, 2011

Our week began with a lecture by noted scripture scholar Eduardo Arens. Arens, a Catholic priest and author of such books as The Bible without Myths and…

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January 31, 2011

service in Lurín

Our service this week was at Casa Hogar Juan Pablo II, an orphanage south of Lima that is home to 64 children. A mission of the Catholic…

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January 30, 2011

On Friday an hour-long bus ride delivered us from the concrete and noise of Lima to the small, rural village of Quebrada Verde in the coastal mountains…

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January 29, 2011

Tim’s host mom, Eliana, is an artisan who specializes in creating jewelry from natural materials. She came to talk with us a little about her work, and…

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