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Semana Santa, Part Two

By Thursday, the Semana Santa (Holy Week) was really ramping up here in Huancayo.  On Thursday evening we did the visita de siete iglesias (visit of the seven churches) with our host mom.  1,820 more words


The Ingapirca Ruins of Ecuador

Are you celebrating Easter tomorrow? Thinking about one of Christianity’s significant annual events reminds me of other religious rituals through the ages. A prevalent religious theme is the worship of the Sun and the events associated with the sun’s solstices and equinoxes. 324 more words

Cajón del Maipo

My favorite day in Chile so far. My cousin Angelica took a couple of us to Cajón del Maipo, a canyon near the city for the day.  147 more words


Mini-Motorcycle Diaries: 16,000 feet up, an Andean adventure

The water rushed by cold and fast, and like a dog that’s scared of swimming, I padded back and forth at the river’s edge, waiting for the courage to make the plunge and swim for it. 544 more words


New Indoor Farmer's Market Coming in Andes!

We are delighted to share that work is underway to turn the former Citihope building on Main Street in Andes into an indoor farmer’s market. This project is the brainchild of Andes residents, Cheryl Terrace and Andy Wos. 91 more words


Getting the right bus in this country is a right pa-lava

Much to John’s delight we awoke at 5:30am in Mindo in order to get the bus to Latacunga, via Quito. We were both pleased with how well the journey went and we checked in to our new hostel with ease. 1,763 more words


Hualcayán and PIARA at the Society for American Archaeology in Austin

PIARA‘s research at Hualcayán will be well-represented at the Society for American Archaeology meetings next week in Austin, Texas.  Below are a list of the posters and papers that will be presented by student, graduate student, and professional PIARA collaborators.  2,597 more words