Hear our volunteer Noémie’s perspective of life with Intiwawa!
In Arequipa we’re lucky to have a variety of delicious vegetarian options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You can’t help but try them all!
A quick look at the everyday adventures of an Intiwawa volunteer. From kicking back with a book on the roof terrace to playing games with the kids to heading out for some post-Intiwawa drinks – there is never a dull day as a volunteer.
Life in Arequipa can be strange for foreigners, especially in the first few weeks. In many ways, the culture in Arequipa is similar to the lives we come from, but some things are just weird:
Climbing the Chachani volcano with an altitude of 6075 meters is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Not many people have been on a mountain higher than 6000 meters. If you live in Arequipa and prepare yourself a bit, you can make this dream of many mountain-lovers come true.
When living in Arequipa, you can finally buy all the things that you can’t afford at home. Your quality of life will drastically increase, as you can suddenly afford things like travelling on the weekends, eating out in restaurants, taking taxis and going to the gym.