Monthly archives: January, 2014

27th January – Herding Donkeys

The remaining volunteers for the extension group kicked off the day with an early morning walk with the donkeys to retrieve fertile soil for the greenhouses. It was a picturesque and tranquil morning with fog blanketing the entire village. As we proceeded to gather the donkeys, we slowly watched the rolling fog recede into the…



26th January – Back to the Community

Today was another sad day as Candice and Vickie were the last to leave before we started our extension. There wasn´t a dry eye in sight as they will be sorely missed. We left Cusco to go back to Misminay to pick up where we left off. A short visit to the market was in…



23rd & 24th January – Choco museum, animal rescue centre & last diner

Day 12 After the highs of Machu Picchu the Peru ROV team have begun winding down their journey with more exploration of the Cusco region. Today we had group activities in the morning and the afternoon free to do what we wanted to do, which for most of us was; shopping, sightseeing and getting a…



Machu Picchu and Inca Trek!

Machu Picchu! We left our accommodation after breakfast to take an early scenic train ride over the beautiful Andes. What a great way to start the day! On arrival to the Sacred Valley, we commenced our Inca trail following the Urubamba River. The Inca trail was certainly hard work, but it rewarded us with some…



Day 7 – 18th January 2014 – We got photos!!!

We began the day by eating our first breakfast in our new accommodation at Ollyantaytambo – a delicious spread of eggs, mixed fruits, yogurt and muesli. Everyone was excited yet nervous about the adventurous day to come – mountain biking around the Andes! We jumped on the bus and arrived at our starting point for…



Day 7 – 18th January – Greenhouse Completion

It´s all over! But the fun has only just begun… So we finally make it to day 7, the final day for both groups to complete our greenhouses and present them to our families. It´s an odd experience considering that only five days ago our working sights were bare, grassed areas home to either children…



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