Nick Posey is a sophomore pre-med student. He is a soccer fan and was thrilled to experience the World Cup in South America this year. Here he shares some of that experience. 2014 is the year of the 20th edition of the FIFA World Cup. Peru has only qualified three times in their history: 1970, 1978, and 1982. Though Peru did not qualify for this year’s tournament, the so-called World Cup fever was apparent throughout the country. For the vast majority of their soccer history, Peru has been a nation of bystanders who shamelessly enjoy the tournaments from afar. The … // Read more
After an early morning of visiting the Uros islands of Lake Titicaca we drove up to the Peruvian ruins of Sillustani. The ruins were incredible and carry a lot of history, but what really amazed me about this place were the views. Sillustani is actually situated on a peninsula and I’m pretty sure that we had just as much fun running around looking for the perfect spot for our next set of pictures. Many of the chullpas, or the tower-like tombs at Sillustani, have been destroyed due to centuries of lightning and normal wear and tear; however, in normal Peruvian … // Read more
The past two weeks have been absolutely amazing to put it mildly. London is starting to feel like home and I don’t know how I’m going to force myself back on plane back to America. The city is so full of life that I don’t even want to sleep in on the weekends for fear of missing something.Sorry I don’t have time to write more but I hope you enjoy the selection of photos I’ve taken over the past two weeks. July 2nd-13th
We’ve had a few days to settle in here in Cusco. The food is great, the people are hospitable and it’s quickly becoming a home away from home. Here is Kayla’s story of her first day. This morning I woke up with the startling realization that later today I was going to meet the family that I would spend the rest of my time with in Peru. Nervousness and sheer excitement pulsed through me the entire flight to Cusco. When we arrived at the airport, the coordinators at the school greeted us. They then took us in a van to … // Read more
It’s been a really long and stressful first day filled with TSA checks, flight delays, and lost luggage. On the bright side, I’M IN LONDON!!! I love everything about the city so far and can’t wait to see what the next 23 days have in store for me.