The real world: quechua one

Being a volunteer in Ancash has its many challenges but I think all of us would agree that one of the most daunting aspects of surviving up here in the Andes is the language. Speaking quechua is not a figment of my imagination, it’s a reality…a harsh reality. So Peace Corps comes in to alleviate that stress with two weeks of intensive quechua classes at the Rima Rima institute in Huaraz.

Great right? We get to spend a whole week in Huaraz, going to class, cooking meals together, enjoying each other’s company… sure. But it became oddly similar to a real world scenario and luckily I knew how to tactfully pull out the camera when we all stopped being polite and started being real…

The real world quechua

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