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Abington High School is offering two Global Education EF tours in 2020 for current sophomores and juniors. In February students will be traveling to Greece and Italy and in April students will be going to Peru.
The Peru trip will be led by two high school teachers, Mrs. Daisy and Mrs. Casey, and two middle school teachers, Sra. Flaherty and Mr. DiRado. The tours include round-trip airfare, transportation, and breakfast and dinner daily. The group will be accompanied by a full-time Tour Director.
Although more AHS students applied to the Greece/Italy trip, the Peru trip also offers unique experiences to last a lifetime. Some student travelers like sophomore Brooke Barry said that they liked the more action based Peru trip. Barry said, “I chose this trip over Greece/Italy because I’d be less likely to travel somewhere like Peru versus Greece or Italy in my lifetime. Peru isn’t somewhere I would pick to go on my own so I think it would be cool to try something new and different.”
Barry also said that she’s most excited to hike Machu Picchu and to see the llamas. Actually, Mrs. Daisy, Mrs. Casey, and Mr. DiRado also said that they were looking forward to hiking Machu Picchu. The group will travel by train to Aguas Calientes and tour with an expert local guide.
Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel in the Andes Mountains, above the Urubamba River valley. It was built in the 15th century, in classical Inca style, with polished dry-stone walls. Later , in 1572, it was mysteriously abandoned. To this day, its exact purpose is not known.
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