Reflection: Qusqu, Qosqo, Cusco! ~ A life changing experience?

The short answer? Yes. I know it’s cliché, but how could it not? When you spend a month alone in a developing country, you learn a lot about yourself and your abilities. Apparently when I returned from Peru I was noticeably calmer and happier. Not that I was seriously anxious or sad before, but I … Continue reading Reflection: Qusqu, Qosqo, Cusco! ~ A life changing experience?

Part 3: Qusqu, Qosqo, Cusco! ~ My 25 days in the capital of the Incas.

Week 3 By this point I was well into the swing of living in Cusco and had developed a familiar routine. The arrival of other volunteers meant I was having a far better time with companions to hang out with. My Spanish had also drastically improved, which made simple things like getting on and off … Continue reading Part 3: Qusqu, Qosqo, Cusco! ~ My 25 days in the capital of the Incas.

Part 2: Part 1: Qusqu, Qosqo, Cusco! ~ My 25 days in the capital of the Incas.

Week 2 Truth be told, after my first week in Cusco and a week and a half in Peru, the cons of solo-travel was starting to hit home. I had briefly (and oddly) ran into an old friend from college on my first night, but otherwise I only had the children at Picaflor to interact … Continue reading Part 2: Part 1: Qusqu, Qosqo, Cusco! ~ My 25 days in the capital of the Incas.

Part 1: Qusqu, Qosqo, Cusco! ~ My 25 days in the capital of the Incas.

Week 1   It was a Thursday morning when I finally said adios to the “Strangest, saddest city” and headed south east to Cusco, the capital city of the legendary Incas. The plane ride was pretty bumpy, but I  was too dosed up on diazipan to give a damn! When we eventually touched ground I … Continue reading Part 1: Qusqu, Qosqo, Cusco! ~ My 25 days in the capital of the Incas.