Autoren-Archiv: Jennifer Miess

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Algarrobina, Huanchaco and Buenos Aires

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Cold milk, pure Pisco, cacao cream, an egg yolk, syrup and some ice cubes – voilà, there you go with your cocktail Algarrobina, one of the best ones I tried so far. And even better: I learned how to prepare it myself during an official cocktail workshop at the Private Northern University at the department […]

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Tarapoto – the Peruvian jungle pt. 2

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Day 3 – Wednesday Today we finally got to taste the hostel’s breakfast and just as everything here it consisted majorly of the admittedly delicious cooked bananas. Our tour to a near waterfall started with some delay because of ongoing street reparations, caused by rocks falling off the stone walls. But the way was absolutely […]

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Tarapoto – the Peruvian jungle

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Aguaje, lucuma, cocona! Ice cream, juice or raw: the fruits of the selva show a variety of tastes, unknown to me and I can say that apart from their health benefits I really love them. Here, they form such a natural part of the daily diet that I’m really jealous of it! But fruits weren’t […]

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Reflection /

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Hola guala, sabes que eres bonita eh? Phrases like this, meaning something like „Hey beauty, you know you’re gorgeous?“, unfortunately are also part of our everyday life as European young and female volunteers. It’s not too easy to talk about this objectively, but as it’s part of our reality here I feel like it shouldn’t […]

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Trujillo, ciudad de la primavera II

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Uno dos tres – cinco seis siete! Básico! After one hour of our salsa teacher shouting this rhythm at us, we finally somehow managed to dance one of the most famous Latin American dances – Salsa! Although we probably will never be able to move our hips as smoothly as the other students, it was […]

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Trujillo, ciudad de primavera I

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Baile, baile! The public is shouting while dancers in traditional colthes walk by, school’s orchestras play well-known melodies and of course the elected queens of Latin America greet Trujillo. The „corso de la primavera“, the annual spring parade, is one of the most important and most popular events in Trujillo. For one day, the streets […]

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Toupi workshop

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How are you? How much do you already know about children’s rights? How important are children’s rights to you? With these questions, the Toupi group opened their workshop they specially prepared for the children learning German here in Peru. Fernando, Helen and Nora designed a half-day workshop full of information, action and fun where the […]

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Running the streets of Trujillo

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C-c-c-c-cumbiaaaa! If the tremendous sound of music or traffic hasn’t kept you up all night, there still might be a chance that you couldn’t sleep because of the cold wind blowing everywhere in your house and room. Luckily, the second problem could be solved by fixing various holes with cleaning wipes. I can confirm it’s […]

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Pollo o carne?

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Lifehack to feel 100% comfortable in your new country: take a taxi from the airport to your hostel and you will be surprised that you’re still alive. Suddenly, you know how to appreciate the silence of your friends that are already sleeping and you try to forget the traffic outside. Taxi drivers seem to have […]

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Open doors

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„Everything is just a phase.“ Anna Veigl, head of kulturweit, tried to eliminate all our fears and doubts about our volunteering right away. This quote seems so negative, when it really isn’t. Temporary phases not only include bad times, but also great and unforgettable memories and I’m curious to experience a lot of them, especially […]