Hi! My name is Aela, I’m 19, from the United States, and I’m super excited to go on the April trip to Peru. I decided to take a gap year between high school and college to take a little break from the stresses of school and because I haven’t really gotten a chance to do… Read More


Hey everyone reading this week’s blog. Sorry it has been a bit of a while but sadly I haven’t had charge for my phone and so have found it difficult to write entries, but now I have a charger again so that will change, I promise. Okay where do I start ? So Coparaque was… Read More


Yes… the first week has been a busy one, the first day we walked around the city and just got familiar with the surroundings. Also allowed me to get my bearings after a long travel time (which pretty much blitzed me) but it got me grounded and made me feel less alienated from the city.… Read More


Hey, my name is Adam and I have volunteered to be a part of the blog for the 2018 January trip to Peru. I left college over a year ago and have been working as a waiter and bartender in a restaurant to raise money for this trip, which in itself has been part of… Read More


The trip is over, and I can’t help feeling that sitting in bed whilst typing this up kind of defeats the point of ‘blogging in the moment’. Oh well. Here goes the last week… The others decided that they would go on the Salkantay trek. Katie and I weren’t feeling it and stayed behind in… Read More


It’s been an amazing two weeks in the Sacred Valley. We’ve stayed in a community called Janac Chuquibamba with five wonderful families. My Dad’s parting advice to buy any clothes the community members were wearing on grounds of practicality proved useless: they gave us each a red poncho in a ceremony involving music, dancing, and… Read More


After Puno we all crammed into a Minivan for the trip out onto the Chucuito peninsula and our second project: Karina. We are housed by two siblings, Orlando and Beatriz. Beatriz’ husband was killed in a taxi accident and so valued us hugely for the effort we can put into helping her farm: picking potatoes,… Read More


When we left off I had just crested the top of the Colca Canyon: from there it was yet another bus ride first to the bus centre in Chivay, then on to Arequipa. The night life, WiFi, cheap water and sweets refreshed us for the night bus east to Lake Titicaca and Puno. Puno’s overcast… Read More


I hate Snickers bars. Offer me one in the UK and I will instantly refuse, regardless of exhaustion or hunger. Today, at the top of the toughest mountain trek of my life, the Snickers and banana my  companion Marvin bought me was like mana from heaven. Let me start from the beginning of the week…… Read More