South America

On Wednesday morning, after five days trekking through the Andes under the glacial peaks of Salkantay, the crew reached Machu Picchu. Conquering 70+km and reaching a pass at 4750m, we finally made it to the city in the clouds. The journey as important as the...

Hola Amigos, We are now reaching our last week in Pisco with the realization that we only have three working days left! We've spent the last two weeks working with Pisco Sin Fronteras, a truly amazing disaster relief organization here in Peru. Pisco, which lies 4...

Greetings blog followers, Peru Disaster Relief has now officially been in country for 10 days! Despite some minor cases of "Pisco Belly", the experience has so far been unforgettable. After spending our first week working our butts off here in Pisco, it was time for a little...

Greetings from Pisco! Last you read there was a very competitive scavenger hunt throughout Lima with a pizza party on the line. You guessed it, Megan and Chris (Team America) pulled off a very close race and were even nice enough to invite the rest of...

After spending many hours on flights, participants walked into the Lima airport on Wednesday to find their leaders, among throngs of taxi drivers and hotel clerks, wielding a big orange sign that read simply, "Gringos". All but one (who arrives this evening) have since canvased as...

Greetings blog followers, As we await the arrival of the Disaster Relief group with anticipation and excitement, we wanted to post the group cell phone numbers. These can be called anytime, day or night, in case of emergency. You must first dial internationally (often 011 but...

Queridos damas y caballeros, Welcome to the first edition of Operation Groundswell Peru 2011! It is with great excitement that we share our stories of one month of travel through mountains, jungles, deserts and even a jump across the Equator. As fearless leaders, Laura and Jonah began...