Fall 2010

October 5, 2010

touring cusco

We donned our hiking shoes, grabbed our cameras, and headed out to some fantastic archaeological sites during our trip to Cusco and the nearby Sacred Valley. Of…

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October 3, 2010

service in cusco

We recently spent a week in the Andean city of Cusco, a short flight and a world away from our base in Lima. Most tourists visit Cusco…

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September 27, 2010

The art(s) of Peru

Peru has more than its fair share of beauty, from the mountains to the ocean to Peruvians themselves. Last week the SSTers paid special attention to beauty…

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September 21, 2010

We’ve been busy here in Lima. In the last week we tried our hand(s) at the cajon, a wooden box-type drum that originated in Peru. Our instructor,…

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September 12, 2010

It’s hard to believe only a week has passed since our last update. The last seven days have been filled with a little bit of everything: Spanish…

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September 5, 2010


Our two days of orientation covered the basics of life in Lima—transportation, communication, money, health, and safety, among other topics—as well as some long walks, short bus…

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September 3, 2010

After a long day of travel the Peru SSTers landed safely in Lima. Director Kevin Gary and coordinator Celia Vasquez met the group of travelers at Jorge…

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August 28, 2010

Lima, Peru

Tucked between the Pacific Ocean on the west and the foothills of the Andes on the east, Peru’s capital city, Lima, has nearly 9 million residents—almost a…

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