Posts Tagged "Cusco"

Aldea Yanapay Volunteer Organisation

Posted by on Jun 8, 2009 in Featured, Travel, Videos | 0 comments

Aldea Yanapay Volunteer Organisation

A chance encounter in a Peruvian restaurant with a fairytale themed menu, led me on the path to an inspiring volunteer program. “Aldea Yanapay” (meaning “Help” in the Incan Quechua language) is a self-funded and completely self-sustainable volunteer organisation, providing positive change in the lives of the children of Cusco. The vision of an amazing young Peruvian man named Yuri, the Aldea Yanapay volunteer organisation fosters a unique environment of love, tolerance and creativity, opening the eyes of all those who visit, to another way of...

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Cusco City Guide

Posted by on May 30, 2009 in Featured, Travel, Videos | 0 comments

Cusco City Guide

The streets were alive with rainbow apparel as music and dance entwined in procession. Drums and pan-pipes, adults and children, vibrantly expressing the beauty of their culture. My heart was dancing also to be standing in a city that had long inspired awe and wonder. The archaeological capital of South America, former centre of Inca civilisation, and destination as a finalist in the ‘Hostelworld.com’ travel video competition. I wandered the narrow cobblestone streets with the bitter-sweet after taste of ‘mate de coca’. At 3300m the dreaded “soroche” (altitude ...

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