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Setting Off For a Week on the Amazon River

We are on our way to the Peruvian Amazon! As we fly over the Andes I feel turbulence and the ‘fasten seatbelt’ light comes on. I look out of the window and see lightening bolts. 355 more words


ECOWATCH: 150,000 Stand With Peruvian Woman in Fight Against World’s Largest Gold Mine

Community activists from Cajamarca, Peru appeared at the annual shareholders’ meeting of Denver-based Newmont Mining Corporation this week to deliver a petition bearing 150,000 signatures protesting the company’s practices in the region, and demanded that it live up to its own goals for human rights and sustainability. 673 more words


I Left My Heart in Peru, Part III-Machu Picchu

I didn’t know the trek from Cuzco to Machu Picchu would be 4+ hours.

Traveling to the famed locale during the rainy season, I had to take a 90 minute bus ride, a two hour train ride, and then another 30 minute bus ride to reach the entrance. 340 more words


Colca Canyon, Peru

 At this point in time we are very over hiking – we are most certainly not hikery people… so we take a lazy man’s tour of the Colca Canyon. 192 more words


Day 4: Cusco and Surrounding Area

The day started with a lovely surprise in the courtyard, a traditional Incan blessing wishing us safety on our journey this week.

Our hike today started up in the hills above Cusco, where we walked through the countryside and past five different Incan ruin sites as we descended back down to Cusco. 313 more words

South America

Ay Vamos

One of my pics (accidentally) looks like a Bond/Baywatch shot.

*cue theme song*

This pic was taken at Casma, completely safe from tourists, and completely off the grid; the most peaceful, gorgeous bay/beach on the Pacific side of South America. 37 more words