Tag Archives: Peru

South American Success!

Hey everybody! Thank you to all who came to our most recent Global Fieldtrip Night, Stunning South America. It was a great time and we really enjoyed sharing all of our photos and stories from our time in Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands (Santa Cruz and Isabela),

One Last Time…..

After almost 400 days on the road – it was time to go home. We have truly enjoyed our time in South America and know we will be back for more. On our way back to Toronto, we decided to enjoy every last moment….this included

World Religions: Incan Spirituality

“Life is a game, nothing more.” This is a quote by a shaman we met in Peru. We went with Lainie and their group to a “despacho ceremony” which is an Incan religious ceremony to give offerings to Pachimama, or Mother Earth. We started by

Our Last International Performances

While in Cusco, we wanted to learn more about the culture of Peru. What better way to do this, than to experience some traditional Peruvian music and dance? As we were walking around the city, we came across one of the last Incan descendants demonstrating traditional music.

Delicious Peruvean Eats

Well, here is our last food post of the trip….and what a way to finish up!  The food in Peru was both interesting and delicious. We honestly didn’t find the time to do any official cooking lessons while there, but we did have the opportunity

Original Ollantaytambo

After an incredible time on the Lares Trek and Machu Picchu, we were ready for some down time and the town of Ollantaytambo was exactly what we needed. The area is the best example of what Incan towns used to be like. Thankfully, the Spanish never bothered

The Last Wonder

After three days of hiking, camping and altitude on the Lares Trek, we were ready and excited to see Machu Picchu for the first time. It was our last Wonder of the World that we would see on our trip, and I thought it was

Lares Pass – Day 3

“Wow, I was so much warmer last night!” said Katina as she opened the zipper to the tent and watched the frost flake away.  I guess the investment in the hat, scarf and gloves really paid off! Our second night’s sleep had been quite restful

“We’re climbing how high?”

I have to say, that first night of camping was COLD!  Even with the -17C sleeping bags, we were a bit chilly.  How do we combat this?  With gear!  My ears were starting to go numb, so I decided it would be a good investment

“It’s the journey, not the destination…”

Let’s say you were 11 or 14 years old and you were given a choice something like this…. You can stay at a really cool Eco treehouse-lodge in the Andes Mountains and do fun things like zip lining… Or, you can hike uphill for 3 straight

Star Light, Star Bright

It’s still my party! My birthday celebrations continued at night when we joined up with Lainie and her group and went to a family run observatory. We had to chance to look through a big telescope and were able to see Venus, Jupiter, and the

Mikhaila and the Chocolate Factory!

Happy birthday to me! I have been really lucky and have had 2 birthdays on the road; one in Ireland and another in Peru. I started my special day with cake for breakfast and birthday wishes from my family and friends via email. I also

Pitch Perfect Pan Flutes!

Throughout our year, we have enjoyed learning about many different instruments around the world.  While spending time with Lainie, she introduced us to a local artist and musician, Sabino.  He makes instruments for his career, such as guitars and flutes.  He also teaches music classes with

Chinchero: Part Two

Congratulations! You have waited until today to read this post! I bet you are sitting on the edge of your seat because you are so excited to hear what we did…. After our farming activity, we went to the family’s workshop to learn how to weave