Hannah and Linda’s Experience in Cusco

Let’s get to know our volunteers a little more. Meet Linda(18) and Hannah(18) from Germany. They arrived in Cusco 3 months ago after doing some volunteering work in Zanzibar. How cool right? 😲

Currently, they are volunteering at a school in Cusco with Proyecto Peru. They are working in Childcare as teachers and helping with activities for the kids. Do you want to get to know more about their experience in Cusco? Keep reading.

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Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

It’s Luca’s last week volunteering at our offices and we’re sad, but very happy for all his adventures in this foreign land. Let’s read his adventure hiking to Machu Picchu through the Salkantay Trek.

Visiting the Machu Picchu is definitely a must-do if you travel to Peru. I have been in Peru since September doing volunteer work, and it was finally time to go there and explore the lost city of the Incas. There are several ways to get to the famous ruin: By train, by bus – or with your own feet. A trek seemed to be the best option for me because I could experience the beautiful mountains of the Andes and the wilderness of Peru. In a group of 10 people and our tour guide, we started the Salkantay trek on the January 18th 2020.

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Grace’s story as a medical volunteer in Cusco, Peru

Former volunteer Grace shares her experience living in Cusco as a medical volunteer.

I have always considered myself lucky for the different places I have lived and the different people I have met along the way. I was born in the hustling bustling city of Seoul, South Korea, lived among the endless green pastures of Wisconsin for a year, lived in an apartment in Toronto, Canada for three years, and finally settled with the cows and trees in a small Connecticut town called Mansfield by the grand age of nine.

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When Love Crosses Continents: How two volunteers met and fell in love in Cusco

Dear friends at Proyecto Peru,

We’d like to share our story with you, to spread a little of our happiness.

Three years ago, back when we didn’t know each other yet, we – Daniel from the USA and me from Belgium – read about the medical package at Proyecto Peru and decided to jump into the adventure.

In the summer of 2015, we arrived in Cusco. The first day of medical Spanish classes, I thought I was all alone with my teacher, Paula. Intense! But the next day, Daniel was there.

It didn’t take long for us to realize we’d gotten lucky.

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