Matheus De Nardo’s summer internship found him meeting with Peruvian coffee farmers in the Amazonian foothills while working for an international fair trade coffee company — learn more at the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Science’s Student Blog.
Don’t miss this opportunity to tour the Research Center, enjoy a Peruvian dinner and catch presentations on glacier change in Peru and the human dimensions of environmental change by Lonnie Thompson, Ethan Steinman and Bryan Mark. For more information and to RSVP, please visit the event registration page.
After a near-death trip to Paucartambo (slightly exaggerating - see previous post), I made it out with nothing but a cold. Which happens to suck when you’re at altitude. The dryness of the air and freezing temperatures at night make a head cold quite miserable.
Alas, we’ve reached the halfway…
Once you get back, can you share that recipe for quinoa brûlée? Pretty please?
So this morning, we decided to continue our Quechua language skills by…dancing? I would be terribly embarrassed had the whole class not been dancing as well. I tried to resist, but the Aliciacha (our professor) looked at me and said sternly: BAILA.
Sunday was quite the adventure. The school organized a voluntary hike to the ruins around Cusco and about 10 of us decided to go. We headed to Christo Blanco – the huge white statue of Jesus that overlooks the city of Cusco, an example of both religious devotion and the imposition of foreign…