Volunteering in a different continent, in a country whose culture is very far from yours is an experience for life. In order to take the most of it, you need to prepare yourself well for the challenge.
I decided to collect my most remarkable moments that I have had so far in Peru, and just jot it down with some pics. So, I’ll do that from time to time, without giving to much background.
I was thrilled to travel to Cajamarca. Not just because I’ve read about it so much in my lovely book, 1491, but also because it produces the best diary products (ice cream, cheese, yoghurt etc.) in the North.
My main aim while in Peru is to discover as much as possible about the history, culture and the people. Therefore, I jumped on the opportunity to watch a horse and dance show at the first occasion.
Volunteering in Peru with Otra Cosa Network entails a lot of opportunities to discover the landscape and try fun sports. With a bunch of brave volunteers we have recently decided to try sandboarding and enjoy the surroundings of Huanchaco.
There are some pretty cool and important ancient ruins around Huanchaco. One of the coolest ruins and the biggest ancient city in South America is Chan Chan. The second site we visited was the Huacas del Sol y de la Luna.
Along the coast of Peru lies the desert. Despite its dryness that makes agriculture difficult, many important Pre-Columbian civilisations flourished in this area and were supported by rivers coming from the mountains.