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Touring in Peru just Got a Lot Cheaper

Cheap domestic flights in Peru

Peru Country Manager Daniel Salazar talks about how the arrival of a low-cost airline has opened the door for really cheap domestic flights in Peru.  Thanks to the arrival of the first low-cost airline for domestic flights in Peru, touring in Peru just got a lot cheaper. If you would like to visit Machu Picchu, you would […]

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What is Poverty? – The Concept of Poverty in Real Life

the concept of poverty

This is the first of a four-part series where Daniel Salazar, Peru country manager and development expert, discusses the concept of poverty.  We all know poverty is bad and try to avoid it and fight it, either for ourselves or for others. But have you ever stopped and thought about what poverty is? One thing that might […]

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It’s Not Halloween in Peru, but Peruvians Still Party

criolla music

Actually, Peruvians do celebrate Halloween. But Peruvians also celebrate something else on October 31st: “El día de la canción criolla” (Criolla music day). Día de la canción criolla is a celebration of Peruvian music that makes us Peruvians really proud and ready to party. But party in a way that’s different from what you may think. […]

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Obama to visit Lima, Peru on Last International Trip as President

APEC Peru Summit

Within days, Peru will host world leaders for the 2016 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) CEO Summit in Lima. This is the last stop on the President’s last trip abroad.  As of today, 21 countries participate in these bi-lateral talks, including most of the largest economies in the world, such as the U.S., China, Russia, Japan, […]

Breathtaking Peru and Machu Picchu Photos

Machu Picchu Photos

As a Global Volunteer in Peru, you have ample time on evenings and weekends to participate in local activities and enjoy cultural attractions such as markets, museums and cafes. But let’s be honest. A lot of volunteers come to Peru because they want to visit Machu Picchu – one of the New Seven Wonders of […]

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Myths and Legends of Peru

Myths and Legends of Peru

Peru Country manager Daniel Salazar talks about Myths and Legends of Peru and tells us the Legend of Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo. One of the most interesting things to hear in a place you are visiting is the local myths and legends. This specially true in countries like Peru or Ecuador, the land of […]

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How to Help Orphans

How to help orphans

Evan loves volunteering with Global Volunteers: she has done it 20 times. Twelve of those service programs were in Romania, where she has dedicated most of her time to helping children at an orphanage. Evan just finished a service program at PPA, a children’s home in Peru. While she was serving, she talked about her experience and […]

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Teaching Conversational English in Peru

Teach conversational English in Peru

Although Cora served on 10 previous volunteer programs with Global Volunteers, she proclaims her assignment teaching conversational English in Peru was her most rewarding volunteer experience to date! Never having taught conversational English classes before, she was moved to answer the urgent call of La Molina University, one of our community partners in Lima. She now urges other volunteers to […]

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Helping with Labor Projects

Helping with labor projects

Yvonne has served 10 times with Global Volunteers and is currently serving in Peru. As a retired nurse, one might think that she is the one in charge of looking after people in every community she serves at. But that is not the case. She works on labor projects; she always works on labor projects. As […]

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Why Peruvian Food is so Good

Why Peruvian Food is so Good

Peru Country Manager Daniel Salazar talks about why Peruvian food is so good. Peru has amazing food, period. Everyone in Peru knows this, and many people outside come to Peru just for the food. Sometimes volunteers have heard of Peru mainly because of Macchu Picchu, but once they try Peruvian food, they know we have […]