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Groton-Peru 2012 Final Post From Lima Airport

At the outset of this trip, the faculty collected all sort of electronics from students–ipods, cell phones, computers, etc…—and asked students to use the time away from instant messaging and Facebook to look thoughtfully into-and-outside of themselves. A few days … Continue reading

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July 1, 2012: Final Day at the Worksite

Today, we finished our work at Ancopancha, and students worked very hard to tie up all of the loose ends of the project. What started as a derelict building–lacking paint, windows, and any furnishings–ended as a beautiful space, appointed well … Continue reading

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Groton Peru Blog June 29, 2012: Sofi and Aron

We can’t believe we only have two days left in Ollantaytambo. The trip has gone by quicker than any of us ever imagined. The past two days we went on an overnight hike “en las montanas.” Everyone found this hike … Continue reading

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Groton Peru Blog June 27, 2012

Hi- we are leaving on an overnight hike and will return tomorrow afternoon. We will post a blog once we get back to Ollantaytambo. The students are doing wonderfully and are excited for the adventure we are sure to have … Continue reading

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Groton Peru Blog: June 25, 2012

The days are passing far too quickly right now for all of us. Students are forming relationships with each other, their host families, and with the people of Ancco Pacha.  We are gaining experience and talent as plasterers, painters, sweepers, … Continue reading

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Groton Peru June 24th, 2012: Words From Charlotte and Katherine

It is now our seventh day in Ollantaytombo, Peru, and we have seen a lot of progress with our work. The building that we are transforming into a library/community center is coming along nicely-despite the excited local children who “know” … Continue reading

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Groton Peru June 23rd, 2012: Words from Morgan and Will

The days have gone by as quickly as the crazy cars go on the treacherous Peruvian highway. It has already been seven days, but we feel like we just got here. The majority of our mornings are spent on the … Continue reading

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Groton Peru June 22, 2012: Hike to the Quarries!

Bluebird skies greeted us this morning as we spilled from our homestays and gathered for a hike up to the Inca quarries, where huge monoliths were shaped and transported to Ollantaytambo and used to build the awe-inspiring sun temple. The … Continue reading

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Some pictures from the worksite!

Thanks to improved internet speeds, an easier blog (thanks Chris Temerson) and some advice from Nishad about photo management, we’re happy to share some photos from today!   Morgan spent the morning spreading plaster on the inner walls of the … Continue reading

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Groton Peru Day 2 June 20, 2012

We met early this morning and headed to Anco Pancha, where we will be working with the community for the next two weeks. When we arrived at Anco Pancha, students came to learn about how the people of Anco Pancha … Continue reading

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