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Favorite Places in Cusco, Perú (by Alex)

A 12-year old Boy's Perspective

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Hi, This Is Alex, And These Are Some Of My Favorite Places In Cusco!

The Meeting Place Cafe

The Meeting Place is my all-time favorite place to get breakfast in Cusco. EVER. The waffles are amazing! They also have delicious cakes and awesome cupcakes.P1010065.jpgP1010067.jpg A cat lives at the The Meeting Place too. Her name is Socks. She likes to snuggle up on the furniture and in people's laps.
P1010071.jpgYou Should Definitely Go There!!!


CORASON is where we have been volunteering. It is an after-school program for kids in Cusco. Some of the kids are really little, a few are older than me, and lots in between. Club CORASON is a very cool place on the side of a mountain. Kids go there to hang out after school because it is safe and has games and activities.

This week Leah and I helped mom teach an English lesson. They are learning about different jobs and this week was waiter/waitress. We wrote a script and acted out a skit for the class. We did it twice so they really got to hear the words and then they did an activity with mom.

The club is a charity connected with "The Meeting Place Cafe" which is how we found out about it. We pretty much get to play the entire time and there are lots of dogs hanging around. The kids are all really nice, even though half of them act like they just had a bucket of sugar :P

South American Explorers Club (SAE)

SAE Is the place where we're staying for the rest of our time in Cusco. We Have been staying here for more than 2 months! I really like it here. We bought extra mattresses so that we could all sleep in one room. The shower is usually hot and doesn't give us an electrical shock - yippee! They have very nice rooms, a cool garden, a big library, DVDs, and a kitchen! (My moms favorite part). Im really glad we are staying here, and I'm going to be sad when we leave :(

Cusco is great. I hope you get a chance to visit here!

Posted by annevl 09:54 Archived in Peru Tagged peru kids spanish family dogs volunteering accommodations cusco waffles

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Well-done, Alex. I enjoyed getting a peek into your life in Cusco. What a great adventure you guys are having! Have fun and please keep posting for those of us staying put on Phinney Ridge. (Anya says please don't eat any guinea pigs.) Love to all -- Kevin

by Kevin Jones

Hi Alex! Thanks for giving us your insights. It's so great how you and your family are all working together in this new place, and learning a whole bunch, and having fun too! I'm so proud of you all. I'm especially proud of how you and Leah seem to be taking it all in stride...as a team! Hooray for sibling harmony! Keep it up!
lots and lots of love,
Auntie Em

by Auntie Emily

HI Alex,
We look so forward to hearing about your adventures. It's nice to know you can be so far but feel so close to all of us through your amazing pictures and words. Keep on posting!!
The girls want to visit Cusco especially now, because of the yummy waffles and cakes. They like knowing some things are familiar even so far from home.
We love you all and think of you often!
The Joss Family

by Linda

Thanks for your comments!!!! So great to know that you guys are actually reading the blog. I'll keep posting. Miss You!!!

by annevl

Alex! Love the article! It's really fun to read about all the things that are interesting to YOU as you experience new things. You're an excellent writer and I love all the photos you posted with your article! I look forward to reading the next installment of "Alex's view of the World"!! XO

by Melissa

Alex! Nice writing! I love hearing about your favorite places, and I am happy that I know of most of them! I think you have a good gig going there in Cusco. I can't wait to read your next article!

by Lisa F.

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