Justin stays with Intiwawa for 9 months !
We have a new team!
After celebrating Intiwawa’s 10-year anniversary, we decided now is a good moment to bring fresh wind into our work.
Buy Chapstick!!! Buy sunscreen!! Always put on sunscreen. Wear sneakers. Wear sunglasses. Buy mangos. Eat with pancakes, oatmeal, smoothies, quinoa. Haggle with taxi drivers. Haggle with market vendors. Haggle with pharmacist. Lose to pharmacist. Plant cactus. Enjoy cactus. Think about Spanish. Learn past perfect. Get used to traffic. Take combi. Wash socks. Text family. Sit in sun. Drink coffee. Look at mountains. Look at mountains!! Look at sun on mountains. Look at sun setting on mountains. Look at pink purple blue orange clouds behind mountains. Feel tiny. Feel existential. Feel independent. Feel past present future. Feel possibilities.
On the Saturday before Halloween, we threw a BANGIN’ party for the San Isidro community. We took the holiday as an opportunity to reach out to the community at large and to get our dang spook on, and what ensued was a joyful, energetic, sugar-fueled and love-based celebration.
Huacachina is a desert oasis about 10 kilometers outside of Ica — 3 hours from Lima and 12 hours from Arequipa.
We left Intiwawa around six, and 13 hours later we were in Huacachina! I managed to sleep basically from the moment the bus left the terminal in Arequipa till it pulled in to Ica (a feat both disturbing and fantastic), and arrived in a sleepy mystified trance. Continue reading “Around Peru: Huacachina”
Welcome to Intiwawa’s new blog! Check back regularly for updates on Intiwawa events, volunteers, and projects.
As you already know, Intiwawa is a non-profit organization working in the San Isidro community. It was founded in 2007 by a Peruvian and German team of do-gooders, and now draws its support from international and Peruvian volunteers and from board members split between Arequipa and Berlin. Continue reading “Hello from Arequipa!”