Dracula in real life

This is the fourth part to our series on Myths and Legends. Moving to Romania, here we discuss the legend of Dracula and Dracula in real life. We have all, if not seen, at least heard of movies and novels about Dracula, the blood-sucking monster of Transylvania. This is of course one of the most […]

Gnomes Invade a Polish City

This is the fourth part of our series on Myths and Legends. In this case, we present a 100% historical fact happening right now: Gnomes Invade a Polish City.  If you walk around the streets of Wroclaw, you will stumble upon little creatures doing their own thing and minding their own business. Some are guarding building, […]

ALL SAINTS’ DAY IN POLAND

This is the third part to our series on Myths and Legends. Here we present All Saints’ Day in Poland and what’s behind this Polish national holiday. In Poland, just as many other countries like Mexico or Peru,  All Saints’ Day (Wszystkich Świętych) or the Day of the Dead,  is a national holiday. Yes, that means a day off […]

the trumpeter of Kraków

Continuing with our series on Myths and Legends, here is one of the most popular legends in Poland: The Legend of the Trumpeter of Kraków. There is beautiful Gothic church in the middle of the city of Kraków, the former capital of Poland. Everyday a trumpeter plays a fanfare four times consecutively each hour from the […]

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. […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. You may think this is subjective, but it’s not: Peru has been named the “World’s Leading Culinary Destination” in 2017 by […]

Why volunteer in Greece

Lynn has volunteered in Greece three times in the last four years. Having fallen in love with the country,  Lynn tells us why you should volunteer in Greece as well.  Why Volunteer in Greece,  as Lynn tells it: Greece is a welcoming, warm country. The weather is just great, sunny and beautiful. And there is the […]