Sorting Beans: Passing time on the Marañón

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Written by Fidgit

It was one of those towns which instantly underwhelms:
The plaza was an uneven dirt square. Funding was coming from somewhere to build a cement sports plot. I have become skeptical of projects like this in damming territory, having heard enough stories and seen enough examples of the ways the international corporations buy locals’ votes.
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Herstory: She Can Art

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The ‘Herstory: She Can’ series profiles women who pursue their passions. Each have stepped up with courage, a message, and a willingness to share her own odyssey.

Since August is ‘American Artist Appreciation Month‘ we are delighted to share a first hand account from L, the Colorado based artist who created our Year 3 Design
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A Reminder to Proceed with Care

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Written by Fidgit

We were sat on a curb, it was 9 am but already hot enough to make ice cream a viable after-breakfast option. We were waiting and debating, as we usually are during the heat and when an ice cream cooler is nearby. Today’s topics revolved around the latest news articles coming out of Colombia.

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Flipping North: Jaen to Loja

Written by Neon

Travelling from Huaraz to the city of Jaen was not enjoyable. Fidgit and I boarded a bus in Huaraz at 9:30 pm; two transfers and 23 hours later we arrived in Jaen. So much time on a bus, especially when we both struggle with motion sickness on the curvy Peruvian roads, is terrible. We couldn’t do much other than listen to music lest our motion sensitivity get aggravated.
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Oyon to Huallanca, Including a Section of the Huayhuash Circuit

Written by Neon

From the city of Cerro de Pasco, Fidgit and I rode a bus west to the small town of Oyon. We bounced and wound along the dirt road road for hours, including some hairpin turns that the bus had to back up a bit to get around successfully. We were very grateful to get to Oyon and rest for an evening before walking into the mountains.
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Herstory: She Can Teach

The ‘Herstory: She Can’ series profiles women who pursue their passions. Each have stepped up with courage, a message, and a willingness to share her own odyssey.

This is a first person account from Judith Trier, a teacher, world traveler, and avid outdoorswoman. We honor teachers all around the world for the work and passion you pour into your students and our future.
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