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21 Nov | Pilar Filgueira | No Comments

Kauffman Makes Overseas Post-College Plans after Cusco and Quito Courses, Internship

Emma Kauffman, a double major in Spanish and sociology at Grove City (PA) College, immersed herself in South American culture by tying together Athena Study Abroad’s J-term in Peru followed by Athena’s spring semester in Ecuador. Kauffman’s time in South America included a bus trip around Peru with her visiting mother, courses that she enjoyed …

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7 Dec | Via D'Agostino | No Comments

Peruvian Dance Party

89 Days a Wanderer: The Bonus Round November 18, 2018 That morning, I had a touch of the runs. Nothing like what Mom suffered through, but once again, the rainforest clearly didn’t agree with me. I’ve always been more of a mountains-ice-and-snow kind of gal anyways. I took one of the traveler’s diarrhea pills from …

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7 Dec | Via D'Agostino | No Comments

The End (For Real This Time)

89 Days a Wanderer: The Bonus Round November 19, 2018 On the way to the airport, I caught a last few photos, featuring Perú at its best. From the moto-taxis to the hoards of traffic to the infants on motorcycles, there are some things I won’t miss. Mom and I joined the crowd in the …

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7 Dec | Via D'Agostino | No Comments

Today, I Am Tarzan

89 Days a Wanderer: The Bonus Round November 17, 2018 We were up bright an early for a nature walk. Jaime is big into jungle medicine and he had us try all different kinds of edible things (he always ate or drank them first, so we knew it was safe). Riika was suffering from a …

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7 Dec | Via D'Agostino | No Comments

Into the Jungle

89 Days a Wanderer: The Bonus Round November 16, 2018 Mom and I were up much earlier than we needed to be, so we took our time enjoying the hostel’s breakfast, including some weird rainforest version of a tamale, wrapped in a massive leaf. Our guide, Jaime (hi-me), picked us up at 9:00, and we …

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7 Dec | Via D'Agostino | No Comments

In the Rainforest Without a Raincoat

89 Days a Wanderer: The Bonus Round November 15, 2018 Before our flight from Cusco to Iquitos (with a connection in Lima), we got to sleep in until six AM. I was so sleep-deprived at this point that it felt like a luxury. We had breakfast in the hostel with the other early risers, most …

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