CARDINAL HAYES FACULTY & STUDENTS IN MACHU PICHU   PHOTO: STAFF 

CARDINAL HAYES FACULTY & STUDENTS IN MACHU PICHU 

PHOTO: STAFF 

A FIRST FOR HAYES:

TRIP TO PERU

By Jonathan Rodriguez '18

The trip to Peru proved to be a wonderful experience with amazing educational value. It was interesting to learn more about the different lifestyles of Peruvians by enjoying their culture, food and music.

In Lima, Peru we learned about the city life of Peru and about the history of Lima. I found myself in awe of all the Spanish-style buildings and architecture.  In Cuzco, we saw the other half of Peruvian life; the one deep in the country, which was quite different from city life. I witnessed the slower more spacious lifestyle of Peruvians.

We learned about the history of the Incas and what happened during their interaction with the Spaniards. It was interesting to see how Incan culture still has influence in Peru – for example with the clothing and weaving, agriculture, and more.

While trying the delicacy called “cui” in Peru (actually guinea pig!), I felt more immersed into the culture and lifestyle and almost felt like I was getting accustomed to the life over there. However, the best part was visiting the Incan ruins, especially Machu Picchu. Words cannot describe the beauty, mystery, and amazement of witnessing the way people lived centuries ago and finding out why the Incas were one of the smartest and strongest nations of South America. I felt as if the ruins were time capsules, and I was being told a story while visiting.

Overall it was an outstanding experience, despite the altitude sickness, and I would recommend doing any of the Hayes’ trips you can do!       

2018 – Another First - Hayes is Going to Japan!

In February of 2018 Hayes is traveling to Japan on our "Land of the Rising Sun" Tour with EF Tours. This trip will take place during the Mid-winter Recess during President's week in February of 2018. All are welcome to come along and travel with us.  It is never too early to sign up. We encourage early decisions and enrollment as it assures the lowest price. Please look online at the Travel Club (under extracurricular activities) at www.cardinalhayes.org for more information.