Sports Day in Peru

At 11 am, locals started coming for the sports tournament. It was so warm that I tried to stay in the shade of the banana trees (never thought I’d say that) and it was still hot. A group of us Americans formed a volleyball team to play the locals. Alicia made a delicious lunch of…

Sudadero: Small Peruvian Town & the joy within

After morning prayer and breakfast, Brandon, Katie, Ally, Estar, Father Isaac and I went to Sudadero. The teachers are on strike so the children didn’t have any school today or any where to go. At first we tried to get into their community center (which is actually just a shed) but it was locked. So…

Prison Time: My experience at a Peruvian Prison

Everything was checked. We weren’t allowed to take in our phones or any electronic devices. The lady even flipped through my book I had with me. She gave me a pat down and checked my waist band and yelled something at me in Spanish that I didn’t understand. I had to get my arm stamped at two different locations and…

7 things you need to know before going to Machu Picchu

I absolutely loved my time at Machu Picchu. A group of 12 of us from America, spent the day walking around the ruins and three of us hiked up SunGate Trail. Here are 7 tips I learned while I was there. 1. Machu Picchu’s entrance is limited each day. Machu Picchu has a restriction on…

Donkeys and more beaches in St. John’s

St. John’s is an adorable little island that is mostly national parks. (Jost Van Dyke was yesterday). St. John’s island has one ‘town’ that has really nice shops and restaurants. The entire island had no power when we first got there. I was able to call home since we were back in US territory. We walked around…

Ane-gada see more…

Yesterday we barely made the ferry for Virgin Gorda and yet again this morning, we barely made the ferry. And when we arrived to Anegada, we decided to rent scooters for the day (which was the best decision yet.) I had never driven a scooter before but it reminded me of a 4-wheeler so I…