Monthly Archives: "June 2013"

Saline Encounter

Posted by The Interns · on June 23, 2013 · in Reflection, STRIVE-Peru · with 0 Comments

Saline Encounter

From a distance, the salt mines at Pichingoto-Moray stand out in stark contrast against the surrounding landscape. The salt collects in shallow pools of runoff that cascade down the valley in a series of steep terraces, encrusting the entire cliff face. Apart from a few paths that snake along these terraces, the underlying brown rockiness […]

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Behind the Scenes

Posted by · on June 20, 2013 · in STRIVE-Peru · with 0 Comments

Behind the Scenes

As much as we do during the STRIVE program itself, there is an amazing amount of preparation and organizational work required to get our programs ready. With the first batch of STRIVErs under the watchful eyes of my co-director, Rob, and our two amazing interns, Riley and Craig, I hit the road with intern Olivia […]

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Converging on Ollantaytambo

Posted by The Interns · on June 19, 2013 · in STRIVE-Peru · with 0 Comments

Converging on Ollantaytambo

Fellow STRIVErs, friends, and family members. Greetings! Intern Riley here. It’s a beautiful, brisk evening here in Ollantaytambo – I’m sitting in a terrific little cafe called “La Esquina” (“The Corner”) in the main square watching the sun set behind the hillside ruins as I type. In any case, after several days of traveling and […]

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Count Down

Posted by Tully Hannan · on June 19, 2013 · in STRIVE-Peru · with 0 Comments

Count Down

I have always been a proponent of travel. Not just the occasional ski trip or vacation laying on the beach, but one that affords the individual with an opportunity to surround themselves with the unfamiliar. As I begin to pack my bag for the umpteenth time I am finally grasping the reality of the situation. Six weeks […]

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First Arrivals

Posted by · on June 16, 2013 · in STRIVE-Peru · with 0 Comments

First Arrivals

Today is the first big day! The first Spanish Immersion Program (SIP) STRIVErs are arriving in Lima tonight and Rob and I have spent the day running some last minute errands around the city. As usual in Perú, tasks which seemed simple (getting some new phones, SIM cards, etc.) ended up taking most of the morning, […]

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The Run to Remember

Posted by · on June 07, 2013 · in Running · with 0 Comments

The Run to Remember

Below is my race report for the 2013 Run to Remember half marathon. Sorry this is so late, but I’ve been away from the computer for the last week and it took me some time to write up.   Domingo, 26 Mayo, 2013 – My alarm is set for 4am and yet, somehow, I find […]

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