Summer 2014

July 16, 2014

Raising joy in the garden

It’s a cloudy June day, and Señora Gregoria Flores meets us under the canopy where the gardeners scheme. This is where they plan their attack: The tilling…

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July 16, 2014

Just as the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 traumatized many people in the United States, Peru’s war on terror in the 1980s and 1990s continues to…

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July 15, 2014

Should Peru’s government continue its ban on genetically modified organisms? Should it limit the development of squatter communities? Should Peru continue to pay motorists to retire older…

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July 14, 2014

One of the leading Peruvian literary figures we learned about was Ricardo Palma, whose own life was as fascinating as his stories. We got a sense of…

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July 13, 2014

Mention the “War of the Pacific” in the United States and most people will think about the epic World War II battles that pitted Japan and the…

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July 12, 2014

What makes Machu Picchu so remarkable? It was not known to the Spaniards who invaded and took over the Inca Empire in the 16th century. No major…

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July 11, 2014

After Cusco, we made our way through the Valle Sagrada, or Sacred Valley of the Incas, so called because it contained stunning lands and properties that belonged…

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July 8, 2014

On our second day in the Cusco area, students woke up in the quiet of mountain hamlets. In the morning we hiked the trails of a beautiful…

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July 6, 2014

Exploring the Inca legacy

On our first day in Cusco, we explored some of the many Inca sites in the area. Cusco was the capital of the Inca Empire when Peru…

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July 3, 2014

Cusco classes

We broke up our time in Lima with a week-long trip to the Cusco area, including a journey through Peru’s Sacred Valley to visit historical sites from…

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