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  • Stumbling upon Street art in Lima, Peru

    Street Art Spotted: Miraflores, Lima

    Time for another street art lovin’! Lima may not be the hotbed for street art and graffiti but it’s always a delight when I stumble upon some.  From Barranco to Miraflores, there are quite…

    March 25, 2013
  • Healing hearts in Peru with Heart Care International

    The Week in Photos: Lima

    We couldn’t help falling in love with this young girl.  Shortly after waking up in the ICU, she looked at us with so much curiosity in her eyes.  Not a word came out of…

    March 13, 2013
  • Sunset in Lima

    When Things Don’t Always Go Right

    Over the weekend half of the volunteer team flew back to the United States with the heaviest of hearts. There were no high fives nor celebratory drinks in sight.  The mood was somber.  There…

    March 11, 2013
  • Exploring Barranco in Lima, Peru at Kaminu Backpackers Hostel

    Exploring Barranco in Lima: A Bohemian Enclave

    I’m alive!  Yes I’m alive! Excuse me for the extended radio silence on my blog, but on a brighter note: I’m back in Lima again for another week of volunteering on a medical mission…

    March 4, 2013
  • Nursing Volunteer abroad in Peru

    What I’ve Learned from Volunteering Abroad

    From the kindness of our hearts, we’ve all volunteered for something once or twice in our lives before.  I’m a tasky-kind of person and any way I can help, I’m always quick to volunteer…

    November 13, 2012
  • Peruvian fruits and vegetables

    Taking a Break in a Peruvian Market

    Pausa is one of my favorite words in Spanish. Similar to the word “pause”,  pausa means to have a break, as in a lunch break from work, school, or other similar situations. When in…

    November 12, 2012
  • Tres Leches dessert Peru

    Eating My Way Through Lima

    There’s a lot to be said about a place whose cuisine has not once ever disappointed me or any of my colleagues. Our Peruvian gastronomic experience is always consistent with its flavor, aroma, and…

    November 7, 2012