Wednesday, September 7th, 2011
Flying with Air Canada:
-Depart Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport at 14:00
-Arrive Toronto Pearson International Airport at 15:00
-Depart Toronto Pearson International Airport at 17:35
-Arrive Jorge Chavez International Airport, Lima, Peru at 00:25 on Thursday, September 8th, 2011
Monday, September 12th, 2011
Travel to Huacho, Peru by bus with Sara (a woman who works in Huacho, but is from Lima).
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011
Introduction to my workplace and co-workers.
Thursday, September 15th, 2011
First day of work!
Saturday, September 24th, 2011 - Sunday, September 25th, 2011
Travel to Churín with Itxel to enjoy a weekend in the mountains and test the best thermal baths in Peru!
Saturday, October 1st, 2011
Travel to Víchama, the museum of Végueta and Bandurria to visit local archaeological sites with Itxel.
Friday, October 14th, 2011 - Sunday, October 16th, 2011
Travel to Trujillo with Itxel and Carlos to visit the northern coast of Peru!
Saturday, October 22nd, 2011
Travel to Picoy for the 1st trout festival. Trip includes a guided tour of the city, a delicious lunch and entrance to the hot baths of Huancahuasi (arguably the best ones in Peru!)
Friday, October 28th, 2011
Travel to Caral with my host family and friends to enjoy the anniversary of the oldest archaeological site in the Americas!
Sunday, October 30th, 2011
Travel to Lomas de Lachay, a natural reserve nearby to go hiking, with Itxel and Juan Candia.
Tuesday, November 8th, 2011 - Wednesday, November 9th, 2011
Travel to Lima to go write the public service entrance exams at the Embassy of Canada on November 9th. Wish me luck!
Friday, November 11th, 2011 - Sunday, November 13th, 2011
Travel to Lima to go do some sightseeing with Itxel and other Canadian volunteers.
Saturday, November 19th, 2011 - Sunday, November 27th, 2011
Travel to Tarapoto to learn more about the EMAPA San Martín and experience life in the selva!
Friday, December 23rd, 2011
Travel to Jorge Chavez International Airport, Lima, Peru to meet up with my parents and sister who are coming to visit for the Christmas holidays! Sleep overnight in the airport.
Saturday, December 24th, 2011 - Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
Holidays with my family. For our complete itinerary, click here.
Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
Drop Mom, Dad and Rosalie off at the airport. See you in 4 months!
Pick up my boyfriend, Rémi from the airport.
Thursday, January 5th, 2012
Return to Huacho via bus with Rémi.
Sunday, January 7th, 2012
Travel to Caral to visit the oldest archaeological site in the Americas with Rémi and Itxel.
Friday, January 13th, 2012 - Tuesday, January 17th, 2012
Travel to Lima for the weekend with Rémi. Say goodbye to Rémi on January 15th and return to Huacho with Grainne (INDEV Field Placement Coordinator) on the 17th.
Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 - Thursday, January 19th, 2012
Return to Lima with Grainne. Attend a meeting at the Ministry of Environment to see about the prospective field placement change.
Saturday, January 21st, 2012
It's offical, I'm moving to Lima! Pack up my life in Huacho and hop on an early morning bus to the Peruvian capital.
Friday, January 27th, 2012 - Sunday, January 29th, 2012
Travel to Trujillo with a group of friends to watch the marinera festival (and enjoy the beach at Huanchaco).
Friday, February 10th, 2012 - Tuesday, February 14th, 2012
Travel to Huancayo to visit Peter and Ellie (an Australian volunteer).
Sunday, February 19th, 2012 - Sunday, February 26th, 2012
Travel to Arequipa, the Colca Canyon and Tacna with Rémi.
Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 - Saturday, March 10th, 2012
Travel to Cajamarca on a business trip.
Thursday, April 5th, 2012 - Sunday, April 8th, 2012
Travel to Pucallpa with Jess, Sally and Lynn to spend Easter!
Saturday, April 14th, 2012 - Sunday, April 15th, 2012
Travel to Huacachina to go sandboarding and dune buggying with Roop, JF, Kaley, Sean, Sally, and Justina.
Friday, April 20th, 2012 - Saturday, April 21st, 2012
Flying with Air Canada:
-Depart Jorge Chavez International Airport, Lima, Peru at 22:20
-Arrive Toronto Pearson International Airport at 07:25
-Depart Toronto Pearson International Airport at 10:10
-Arrive Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport at 11:10
Monday, April 23rd, 2012
Fly to Waterloo from Ottawa
Begin debriefing sessions at St. Paul's University College, Waterloo, Canada
Friday, May 4th, 2012
End of debriefing period
I'm done my undergraduate degree!
Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
Spring 2012 Convocation
Sheila Ball, Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES), International Development Honours, Geography and Environmental Management Minor, Diploma in Environmental Assessment