Inspired Words

These are the experiences of our volunteers in Peru.


Peru, Lima – U30: Final Week

Posted in Peru on June 16, 2015


The final week was bittersweet. And cold. We got a taste of what fall feels and looks like in Peru. The heavy mist and temperature would be associated with the same weather on Vancouver Island. But we kept working through it and the mud. Throughout the period of four days we were able to finish off a cement path leading into a building that will be finished soon. On Friday we were treated to a special ceremony for the principal and for us. After dancing and celebrating, it was time for us to go home. 


There aren’t enough words that can explain this experience. Peru is one of those places you have to go to witness the culture first hand. We've learned to live by their rules for the past month and doing something different feels almost foreign. Peru is filled with the most amazing and beautiful people, a few we became lifelong friends with and hope to see them again in the near future. Their rich history and landscape is breathtaking and just magnificent. Volunteering in this country was a life changing experience and we couldn’t have chosen a better country to go to. 




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