Land of Eternal Sunshine!

7 September 2011

I have now been in Ica for two months. Ica is situated four hours south of Lima and surrounded by desert. It is called the land of eternal sunshine, which is so true. We are just coming out of winter here yet the sun has shone everyday since I have arrived. It is a city […]

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It’s almost half-time!

2 August 2011

Firstly I would like to say a huge apology to all who have written me emails. THANK YOU so much and I am so sorry that I have not replied to you. Over the coming week I hope to have time to sit down and reply to you. In the busyness of settling in I […]

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It’s all change

8 July 2011

Sorry this is a little late… This month has been a month of change and new adventures. On the 5th June Peru went to the polls for a second time and elected a new president, Ollenta. He officially becomes president on the 28th July and I am sure it is going to be an interesting […]

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A little note…

19 June 2011

…to say that this evening I am heading off to Cusco for a week’s holiday. I have now finished language school and on 30th June in the evening I will be heading to Ica on the overnight bus.  I will give a full update with my news when I arrive in Ica but before I […]

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Poco a Poco

18 May 2011

Yet another month has gone by- time seems to fly by so quickly here in Arequipa. There have been a few celebrations over the last month, Easter, Mother’s Day and of course the Royal Wedding. All celebrated in different ways than if I had been in the UK, but all included food and fun! I […]

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For those that pray

18 May 2011

Praise Points -That I have remained healthy and safe, not even a funny tummy! -That I have such a loving family to live with, for their patience. -That I am surrounded by many patient friends who help me in speaking Spanish and that they don’t hold my lack of Spanish against me. -That I am […]

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A lot can happen in a month…

20 April 2011

As I sit down to reflect on the past month, I can’t quite believe all that has taken place. I have swam in the Pacific Ocean, become a resident of Peru, survived a lunch that included pigs trotters and ears, sheltered in a restaurant during a protest, learnt the past tense in Spanish, had a […]

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Some Photos…

8 April 2011

  The top photo is of Plaza de Armas, the main square in Arequipa. The left hand photo is of one of the local markets near Plaza de Armas. Inca Kola is Peru’s answer to Coca Cola and it honestly tastes much better then it looks.  Sandra and Lula are my two wonderful Spanish teachers. […]

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My first month…

17 March 2011

Dear Friends, I’d like to praise God for an amazing first month. After moving around for the first few weeks, I am now starting to settle into life in Arequipa. I am living with a lovely Peruvian family. They have made me feel very at home and welcome. I feel so blessed to be living […]

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Hannah in Peru

After some language training to improve my Spanish I will be taking up the role of Short Term Coordiantor (STC) for Peru. The STC coordinates the Latin Link Step (teams) and Stride (people) programmes, placing them in projects lasting from a few weeks to two years. Based in Arequipa, I will be getting involved in a local church and my local community.

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