06 May10 In the Sacred Valley

Posted in Activity, Art, Culture, Food, History and Politics, Nature, Travel, Volunteering from Ollantaytambo, Peru by Calina

Most people come to Cusco, Peru to go trekking through Incan ruins. I came to volunteer. One of my goals for this trip was to find an organization that worked with women and get involved to learn more about women’s empowerment and gender equality in South America. While surfing the web, I came across Threads […] (Read More)

29 Apr10 The Daily Grind

Posted in Activity, Food, Volunteering from Choquechaca, Cusco, Peru by

Each day, I would wake up in the morning and meet John at a wi-fi cafe where we’d settle down with a tea and begin our work. Meanwhile Calina would go to the San Blas or San Pedro market to see her “Juice Lady”. Juice Ladies: A row of them can be found in any […] (Read More)

15 Apr10 Calina’s Guest Post for Threads of Peru

Posted in Culture, Food, Travel, Volunteering from by Calina

We’re jumping ahead in time a bit, but we wanted to share with you a guest post that Calina has written for Threads of Peru, the not-for-profit that she has been volunteering with here in Cusco, Peru. Threads of Peru helps remote indigenous communities in the Sacred Valley with projects that provide nutritional support, adult […] (Read More)