Around Peru: Huacachina

Huacachina at dusk, October 2017 / Betsy Allman


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”

Hello from Arequipa!

Sunset in San Isidro, September 2017 / Julia Tolentino

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!”