Volunteer Vacation Begins

I’m not sure what inspired me to take a volunteer vacation.  I think I read an article somewhere where the writer was so convincing, and the location so exotic or beautiful, that it stuck with me, and I hoped that I would someday check it off as a bucket list to do item.  This is the reason for my Peru trip.  I would be given an opportunity to visit Machu Picchu in exchange for giving my time and money to an organization called Globe Aware.  On Saturday, August 24, I took a flight from Lima to Cusco so I could volunteer for one week and help some of the children of Peru.  In addition, there would be a cultural immersion as well since I would be staying inside the dormitory-like home and living with the Peruvian coordinator and a cook, with all meals provided.  I would have to work with other volunteers which could include duties such as:  painting, cleaning, sanding, and helping kids with their homework or their English.  Since I’m giving up all the comforts of home (or a nice hotel) for an entire week without a clear-cut agenda of daily activities, this would surely be an adventure!  

Here I come, Cusco…

LAN Peru flight from Lima to Cusco

 

About Blogatrixx

I took a solo trip to Istanbul in May, 2012 that changed me forever. It started my passion for travel, and it also ignited my passion for photography. This blog was created to express and appreciate the beauty of life through my travels.
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