About Me

Hola! My name is Ali Ryder and I am the Placement Coordinator for BaseCamp International Centers in Peru.  If you’re reading this, you probably don’t know me.  I’m told that BaseCamp will be sharing my blog with volunteers coming to Peru, so if that’s you, then we will hopefully be meeting very soon!IMG_2717

About me: I grew up in Oakville, Ontario and finished a four-year degree in Development Studies at Queen’s.  Since graduating in 2008, I spent a year working for charities including Amnesty International and the Canadian Red Cross.  Before coming to Peru I lived in Kingston for a while, engaging in strange hobbies ranging from sailing to swordfighting, playing bridge to bellydancing.  I’ve been lucky enough to travel quite a bit, visiting exotic locations including Mexico, Barbados, St. Lucia, Malta, and a whole bunch of places in Europe.  I’ve done volunteering in Costa Rica and Bolivia, and even lived in Switzerland for a while.

This is my first time coming to Peru, however, and I am determined to make it a fantastic adventure!

Hasta luego,



  1. Good luck.

    Peru is one of the 1,000 places and things to do on my bucket list.

    Hope to see your fair land before too long.

    michael j of the USA (Philadelphia, PA)

    • For me is one of the 1’000,000 places I will visit when bored in the afterlife!


  2. Pelotudo.. que mierda es PERUVIA? Gringo huevon!

  3. Hi how are you? I’m Peruvian, but I’m living in Europe It’s really nice to know what other people can do for your country even though you are not from Peru and you are doing so much for it, good website keep it up.

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