After about 3 months of hard work and production I have finally put the finishing touches on the new Karikuy Website. Go check it out, there is a bunch of new information regarding the organization, how you can volunteer in Peru for free and our tours. While I was creating the website I unfortunately neglected this blog and wish to apologize to my readers, I am going to make it up to you by posting new content everyday for the next week followed by weekly updates every Friday.
You may notice that the new site has a section called Perupedia, albeit not yet up and running, this new section will feature a plethora of content regarding Peru. Eventually it will become a guide only comparable to those of Frommers and Lonely Planet, but on the web. For this huge task Karikuy will be accepting applications for volunteers. Our new volunteer program will give students and travelers the chance to live in Lima for an extended period of time and work on project Perupedia.
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Volunteer in Peru for Free
The Karikuy Peru volunteer program will include free room and board at the Karikuy Bed and Breakfast as well as a cheap $70 a month meal plan, for its inaugural year, not bad right!? All we ask for is 5 days a week of hard work mainly in information gathering, writing and lay out of the Perupedia website. I will be explaining Project Perupedia in a full blog in the next couple of days, but you gotta admit that it’s a pretty sweet deal to volunteer in Peru for free.
Furthermore I plan to have volunteers in Peru be able to have access to all of the Karikuy tour catalog at a discounted price. That is to say that I won’t be charging our volunteers to travel throughout Peru, so aside from being able to volunteer in Peru for free they will also get the agency price for all of our tours!
The Return of the Blog
So what else can you expect to read about in the next 7 days of daily blogs? Well tomorrow I begin with a State of Karikuy post explaining the current progress and future plans of Karikuy, with more information on our volunteer program.
On Monday I will recap Christmas and New years Celebrations in Lima and Peru in general with several videos and photos to explain our traditions and how Peruvians celebrated the holidays.
On Tuesday I will explain Project Perupedia as well as debut a new anchor page for the program including a volunteer application form.
On Wednesday I will provide more technical detail about the Volunteer program and where volunteers will be staying and what work they can expect to be doing on the Perupedia project and some requirements we’re looking for.
On Thursday I will be blogging about the Virgen de la Candelaria festival in Puno.
On Friday I’m off to a wedding so I will most likely be writing about current events in Peru regarding our economy, the worldwide recession and how the election of Barack Obama will impact South America.
And finally next Saturday I will write about the start of Carnival in Peru which is a month long festival of parties and water pranks and everything summer.
So stay tuned to the blog, this next week is going to be packed with content and you won’t want to miss a single post if you are interested in contributing or being a part of Karikuy. We encourage your comments and participation, this organization would never survive without your support and opinions. Thanks to all! and I look forward to the next week of blogging.
Founder of Karikuy, an organization in Peru that brings travelers to visit and explore the country. Julio also runs the Karikuy Volunteer program and is the editor of this blog. Julio likes to write about his adventures in Peru as well as Peruvian folklore, mysteries and secluded locations.