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View outside the Presidential House - Peru

Peru – Part 3 – Lima

Introduction We were on both a high and a low in Lima. The high was from just finishing the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. The low was from just finishing the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu as we were still tired from the effort. With this frame of mind, we

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Llaqtapata Terraces - Inca Trail

Peru – Part 2 – Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Introduction For years, a group of us discussed hiking the Inca Trail. We did not know much except it went over high mountains in the clouds. We finally made it and found we would share the path with local folk.   We discovered it is just as hard going down

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Peru – Part 1 – Cusco & Sacred Valley

Introduction We traveled to the heart of Inca country to see the remnants of their civilization in the towering Andes, such as these ruins in Pisac. Afterwards, we traveled to the village of Pisac for lunch and walked by the shops and street vendors. We saw a woman holding something

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Reed Boat - Island of the Sun - Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca – Copacabana and Puno

Introduction We arrived at Lake Titicaca on the Altiplano. According to Inca lore, this is the place where the Sun and Moon were born. We were amazed by the animal representations on traditional reed boats. The animal images repeated themselves everywhere we went. Coincidental? Maybe. Then we saw the Tellytubby

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Bolivia – Part 2 – Sucre, Potosi & Salar de Uyuni

Introduction We crept through the dark, damp  and dusty tunnels in Cerro Rico, the biggest silver producing mountain in the history of the world. We took a break, while a veteran miner named Eduardo chewed coca leaves. In between bites, he told us most miners do not live until their

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Bolivia – Part 1 – La Paz

Introduction La Paz is a place to get high, constantly high. I am not referring to ingesting mind-altering drugs. Rather I am talking about being closer to the sun. Before I arrived, I knew La Paz is the highest capital city in the world at approximately 12,000 feet (3650 meters).

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“On the Edge of Nowhere” by James Huntington

On the Edge of Nowhere

by James Huntington SYNOPSIS James Huntington, the son of a white trapper and an Athabascan Indian mother, grows up learning the art of survival in

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