Monthly Archives: March 2017

Survival advice from South America – Part 1 – The Arrival

With your host, Catagory5 (click on photos to enlarge) “My biggest setback was being born white, male, middle class and a citizen of the U.S.. Those identities come with lots of unearned privilege, which tends to make people stupid. When … Continue reading

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Yuyanapaq. To remember.

We live nearby a cultural district which houses the National Library, National Theatre and National Museum.  On a weekend day not too long ago, on a day when we didn’t want a big adventure in travel in order to visit … Continue reading

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A morning at a public forum

I feel I need to mention that at times I might have some details of certain situations I describe as incorrect or incomplete. I should have been clear about this much earlier so my apologies for this late disclaimer. Despite … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day March, Lima, Peru, March 8th, 2017

During the week of March 6th, I attended my 1st Cuso Peru volunteer training meeting last week. There are two each year in March & September. It just worked out well this one happened within a few months of being … Continue reading

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How did I end up doing international development?

When I decided to apply for volunteering overseas, I had forgotten that when I first began my life as an activist, it started from attending a week long international youth/student conference in Australia after I had just graduated from University … Continue reading

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La Parada and La Molina Market (Mercado) experiences – a story of stark contrasts

Thanks to where we live, we are able to visit many markets or mercados, both small and large.  These are not organic farmers markets nor do they only have food items for sale. They sell everything from kitchen utensils to … Continue reading

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Bioagricultura Casa Blanca – The White House Organic farm

We recently had the opportunity to visit an organic farm called Casa Blanca in the area/municipality known as Pachacamac, south of the city.  This area is considered as part of the greater city of Lima, one of its 40+ districts. … Continue reading

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