Teddy Dondanville

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I already sort of shared about this concept in a different blog post I wrote. Sharing is one of my favorite things I like about living in Peru. I think that because it is all around me that I tend to share more often now myself. The most obvious thing is food. If I buy a drink, popcorn or some ice cream it has become really normal for me to share with… Read More

It has been a little bit less than a week since my family left Peru. They came to visit me for 10 days. It was their first time in Peru and in South America. We planned the vacation 6 months in advance and eagerly watched as the calendar counted down to their arrival. My family decided that they were more interested in seeing me and where I live than doing the super… Read More

Since we arrived in Ancash as new volunteers the presence of other gringos was obvious. They can even be seen in my smaller provincial capital of Yungay.  Huaraz is a very popular destination for backpackers and tourists who are interested in spending time in the mountains. One can come to Huaraz to take advantage of a host of activities. The Cordillera Blanca and Negra  are home to mountaineering, rock climbing, bouldering, mountain biking, hiking, trekking etc…. Read More

The sunset still looked good through my teary eyes. The cold hard bench felt just right.   “¿Papi, por qué el cielo es así?”   From golden light, to orange and then red. That was the thought running through his tiny head.

It is about that time of the year when farmers are beginning to harvest their crops. Everyday there is less and less corn in the valley. Big trucks park themselves near the farms and unload workers. They start early in the morning when everything is still wet from the rains the night before and work until about midday–just about when it’s getting too hot. They cut the corn stalks, remove the cobs… Read More