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The solstice and the elements

On this solstice day in December our thoughts go to the sun, the bringer of light and life. In particular our thoughts turn to the element of fire, in the southern hemisphere to the warmth and energy the sun provides on the longest day of the year, in the north to the fires lit to provide warmth and signify a return to longer days. 883 more words

The Elements

Day 5 in Peru, Part 1 -- Challenge Accepted :)

“I don’t need no permission to do what I do.  Come through and show the whole world how I do.” — Keith Murray ft. Tyrese , “Nobody Do it Better” 501 more words


Machu Pi-uuu

After three weeks of dirty, smelly, grungy living, the time had finally arrived. We had our tickets to the magnificent world wonder. Dark-bags drooped beneath the sparkle of our awe-inspired backpackers’ eyes, fighting exhaustion and sickness, but we were glowing with excited smiles. 390 more words



We took a short seven hour overnight bus from Puno to Cuzco, the Inca capital of Peru, and arrived at 5am.  What were we supposed to do with ourselves at 5am when we couldn’t check in yet and everything was closed?   493 more words


A Peruvian Upgrade

Getting back from the jungle I had had my fill of Bolivia. Cheap and cheerful it may be but I needed to move on. So after one hectic sleep deprived night in the infamous Route 36, followed by a tiresome day long slog around Copacabana and the Isla del Sol at Lake Titicaca I finally got out of dodge and into Peru. 1,316 more words

Nasca Lines

The Nasca lines. What a peculiar and still to this day mysterious archaeological find in the Nasca mountain desert. For the ones who don’t know what the Nasca lines are, they are huge drawings of living things, apparently created centuries ago by local Inca tribes. 401 more words