Tag Archives: Peru

A New NGO is Born in Arequipa, Peru!

Thanks to dedicated volunteer Priya for providing us with this update on the Traveller Not Tourist organization in Arequipa, Peru! Here’s Priya: I first became aware of Giving Vicariously earlier in 2012 when I was working for Traveller Not Tourist … Continue reading

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A Much Appreciated Boost from the Thinking Nomads

Felicity and Marco, the Thinking Nomads have visited over 60 countries since 2005. Their blog is packed full of travel advice, experiences, and inspiration. At the same time they explore alternative ways to live and work, moving toward that coveted … Continue reading

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Vicarious Volunteering: Traveler Not Tourist, Arequipa, Peru

A popular stop on the “Gringo trail” running from Lima to Cusco, Arequipa enjoys a thriving tourist economy. Streets surrounding the main plaza are lined by offices offering Colca Canyon treks and guided climbs of El Misti, the snow-capped volcano … Continue reading

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Vicarious Volunteering: Put Them First, Arequipa, Peru

This is the first piece in what will be a series, shining a spotlight on worthy causes and organizations around the world. In my last article I wrote that traveling to South America was a life-changing experience. It’s safe to … Continue reading

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Discovering Arequipa with a Peruvian Guitarrista

Today I received a nice surprise in my e-mail – an invitation to the Teatro Municipal in Arequipa, Peru. The event is in honor of well-known Peruvian classical guitarist Percy Murguia Huillca, who is being presented with a gold medal … Continue reading

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Seafood in South America – Ceviche, Trout, and Sushi?

A quick note on a few of my favorite seafood meals while traveling in South America. Ceviche is a traditional Peruvian seafood dish. It is made from fresh, raw fish and marinated in citrus juices, commonly lime. The acid in … Continue reading

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