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  • 2011 marks an extremely important occasion for Peru as it celebrates the 100th anniversary of the rediscovery of Machu Picchu. Join us at Amauta and be part of something momentous! Alongside studying Spanish you will experience the Peruvian culture in full flair.

    100 Years of Machu Picchu and an exciting time to study Spanish in Peru!

    In typical Peruvian style, festivities will be on a grand scale. There are a multitude of events planned to honor this momentous occasion, so if you are visiting Peru you will not be short of exciting activities.
    There could be no better time to come and study Spanish in Peru, and especially here in Cusco! Many ongoing events are taking place in honor of the anniversary, including music festivals, school contests and more.
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    The AMAUTA school offers activities on the evenings. It could be extra classes on different subjects, Spanish movies, salsa classes or you could learn to play the “kena” (peruvian flute) or the drums. In the same location as Amauta (which by the way means “profesor” in quechua, that you may also study here), the travel agency “Dos Manos” has its office. They arrange transfer and pick up from the airport (which is recommended, since there are many taxis hovering for new comers).

    The first day I visited AMAUTA, their agency Dos Manos arranged a guided tour of the city. We familarised ourselves of the town, went by the solar temple, the market of San Pedro…well here are some pics of that.

    My sweet Peruvian sisters also showed me around one day. They showed me their University and we went eating typical food.

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    I wake up early. This week I will have morning classes. My shoes are still drying up on the window sill. The weather this time a year is “loco” here. They do not have seasons as in Sweden or in many other parts. As my Spanish teacher says, “here the birds always sings”. Not as the silent winter.

    Cusco has two types of seasons, rain and sun period. And the moon is opposite than when seen from the skies of Europe. During the mornings, the clouds are still hovering above the distant mountains. My peruvian sister use to tell me that “when it rains in San Blas, it will start rain in Cusco city”, but I think it is very hard to foretell the weather here.

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    Chris Norton
    Country : United Kingdom
    Age: 26

    Testimonials“The three weeks that I have spent studying here at Amauta School have been one of the highlights of my six months of travelling around the world. I´ve taken a few Spanish courses in the past and the classes here at Amauta are by far, the best lessons that I have had. The teachers are wonderful, the facilities are great and Cusco is an amazing place to live. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Amauta to anyone looking for a great learning, social and cultural experience