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Volunteering at an Animal Shelter in Northern Peru

A Day in the Life of An Animal Shelter Volunteer Everyone in Colán knows where Sra. Rosemary lives. Located just a few blocks from the beach, Asocicasión Humanitaria San Fransisco de Asis (AHSFA), the animal shelter in northern Peru that  Rosemary has run for nearly 30 years, sits down a bumpy dirt road. The shelter and her …

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Apu Ausangate Trek – Part I: At Least It’s Not Raining

Dave is a bit of a weather worrier. He frequently checks the forecast and frets about supposed incoming rain or wind or heat. Then he tells me about the weather, shoving his phone in my face to prove the disaster on the horizon. I typically glance over and say, “hmmm.” Actually, that’s a lie. I …

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Bike ‘n Hike Guide: Rainbow Mountain, Peru

Our friend Flavia, whom we met early on in our travels at a Casa de Ciclistas in Patagonia, wanted to enlist our help in adopting a puppy with whom she had fallen in love a month prior in the small mountain village of Hanchipata. Suggesting a bike ‘n hike trip to dog-friendly Rainbow Mountain, she awaited …

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