Category Archives: Peru

Day 10 – Lima Layover – what a bonus!

We took our time getting up and ready this morning.  We had time for a great breakfast at the hotel which had an omelet station, papaya juice, hot coco, etc.  Our cab driver, Mr. Reliable was there waiting for us and got … Continue reading

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Day 9 – Machu Picchu

Finally the day that we had been waiting for dawned – well not really.  We were up and ready way before sunrise.  The plan was to see the sunrise from Machu Picchu remember?  We had both my Blackberry and Sangita’s … Continue reading

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Day 8 – Lamay, Ollantaytambo and Aquas Callientes

This was a bit of a bitter sweet day.  It was the last day of clinic for us and we felt sad that this phase of our trip was over.  We had enjoyed the experience and hopefully made a small … Continue reading

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Day 7 – These students “need no education” Lessons in professionalism in the Andes!

This was going to be a special bus trip.  At breakfast we were told that we were going high up into the mountains on the east side of the valley (opposite to Cusco) and it would be cold.  Everyone rushed … Continue reading

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Day 5 – Visit to a small Quechua Village

The team decided to start small, visiting a small Quechua village not too far from Pisac the central town for the district.  The goal was to do a pilot to get everyone used to the system and iron out any … Continue reading

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Day 4 – Orientation to the Healthcare landscape in the Sacred Valley

I blogged about this at the official blog of the PHOP  You can read all about it here.

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Day 6 – Seeing 270 patients at Arco Iris in Urubamba

This was going to be a busy day.  The local health administrators had put out a radio message inviting several schools to bring in their kids to our camp.  We were set up at a local school for children with … Continue reading

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Day 3 – Cusco and the Sacred Valley

After our exhilarating and exhausting 12 hour walking tour of Lima, we left our hotel at 6.00 AM to get to the airport.  The cab driver showed up on time and there was no traffic so we made good time. … Continue reading

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Lima Day 2 – Walking Tour

We were very glad we had taken a day off to see Lima instead of going straight to Cusco.  That would have meant sleeping on the airport after a 7 hour flight which did not sound like a good idea. … Continue reading

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Lima Day 1

We arrived in Lima via United Airlines flight from Newark reaching late evening around 9.00 PM.  The flight itself was uneventful except for a couple of irritations. We were seated in the exit row but since Sabrina is only 13 … Continue reading

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