Peru 2011 Winter Travel Journals And Articles

  • Home sweet home?


    by: Battismelli

    created on: Feb 01, 2011 | Massachusetts, United States

    On the first night I wondered back to my room to grab my harmonica with another girl in the program. I sat outside her room waiting for her and playing a little bit, note that I have minimal experience. Suddenly a woman and her child came and sat in front of me. Then another child, a man, an elder, another young man and more children came and sat in front …

  • lol


    by: melissahearns

    created on: Jan 25, 2011 | Tarapoto, Peru


  • post program


    by: melissahearns

    created on: Jan 26, 2011 | Tarapoto, Peru

    So I'm back in the snow and cold, dreaming of hammocks and banana trees. The first day of classes was a snow day already! It's strange to sit behind desks in classrooms again with blank walls and unenthusiastic classmates who are just in class to fulfill a general education requirement. I miss my classroom under the shade of a tambo, with open-ended discussion and a constant exchange of ideas and …

  • a truly gorgeous moment


    by: AnaVollmar

    created on: Jan 24, 2011 | Tarapoto, Peru

    It’s been a few days since we’ve all left Centro Sachamama and made each of our individual ways home.  Navigating many airports, sub-freezing temperatures, canceled flights, lost baggage, all tested mightily my sense of deep wellbeing as the course wrapped up.  Still, the resonance from the three weeks we spent together persisted, carrying me through the travels, and remains now, close at hand… On the final day, the entire group gathered …

  • El Fin


    by: AllisonM

    created on: Jan 23, 2011 | Tarapoto, Peru

    Back in Vermont .. today it's 0 degrees F, but "feels like -17" and it's supposed to be -20 tonight. There's a foot and a half of snow on the ground ... so it's kind of a shock to be back in this all of a sudden, coming from 95 degrees, sunshine, and growing, living, green everything. It's a shock that the trip is over. The experience, for me, is …

  • Home


    by: emma_c

    created on: Jan 21, 2011 | Rural Areas, Peru

    I’m home. I’ve spent the past few days unpacking, doing laundry, and repacking, as I get ready to go back to school. Looking at the snow banks outside my window, it’s hard to believe that I was in Peru earlier this week, eating passion fruit fresh off the tree, and I have definitely experienced a bit of culture shock. The more I think about and reflect on my trip, the …

  • From the Hammock


    by: Jreeddoyle

    created on: Jan 18, 2011 | Tarapoto, Peru

    From the hammock: I am a feast for insects! Aside from that, I've been lucky enough to take part in several very historic happenings here in Lamas concerning the indigenous population's representation in the local and regional governments. The footage I have shot on my video camera is absolutely stunning! Peru is amazing, and there are many places still yet to explore. I've stayed …

  • Solo and Shucshuyacu and Ritual


    by: corbetta08

    created on: Jan 14, 2011 | Peru

    This past week has been really intense and amazing.  We visited two indigenous villages, Solo and Shucshuyacu.  Both were amazing communities and I learned so much from each one.  Solo was a beautiful place located on the banks of the river Mayo.  While there I learned so much have the environment and about the importance of terra preta.  It was nice to be able to use our hands and get …

  • Peru now


    by: ElizAdam

    created on: Jan 13, 2011 | Lamas, Peru

                    My experience here from the first moment has been has been variations of overwhelming.  After the horrifically rotten air ports entering the bubble of Case Sangapea came as a wave of dream like sensations. To stumble down the slope in the dappled shade from the trees all around and having just dropped my bags on my bed, a delicious lunch is served in a familiar potluck style. A fast …

  • in program


    by: melissahearns

    created on: Jan 12, 2011 | Amantani Island, Peru

    Peru has been an incredible whirlwind of an experience thus far. Both immersions are done and tonight is the shamanic ritual and flower bath, followed by a silent day of contemplation and fasting tomorrow.  This experience has flown by so fast, it is hard to believe that after the day of contemplation there are two days to prepare final projects and then we present and then go back to real …