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Rainbow Mountain and Human Guilt/Gratitude

So many things, this place brought out of me.

We hopped on a bus at 4:15am for our 3 hour drive to Rainbow Mountain.

The slow incline 4500 meters up came along with breathtaking views. 1,275 more words


Laguna 69, un impresionante lago en los Andes Peruanos

La Laguna 69 se encuentra en los Andes peruanos, en el Parque Nacional Huascarán, a 3 horas de Huaraz.  El Parque Nacional Huascarán es una Reserva de la Biosfera de la UNESCO y Patrimonio de la Humanidad, hay más de 400 lagos en el Parque y pasarás por varios de ellos en el camino a Laguna 69. 370 more words


Mountains and Cities: Traveling around Peru

After a brief fair well to Olga and Don angel, I set off for the long ride back to Cuzco. It was nice passing through the pretty backdrop of the sacred valley one last time, complete with beautiful snow capped mountains.  872 more words


Andes Mint Chocolate Cookies

Baking season is here! I honestly cannot believe Thanksgiving is next week. Time flies! And we say that every year around this time. Where did summer go?! 264 more words


Cuenca's clean water is priceless. And vulnerable.

In cities across Latin America, tap water is not safe to consume without treating for bacteria and water-born parasites (including T. gondii, C. cayetanensis, Giardia… 1,696 more words

Cultural Commentary

Lucky to be last: hiking in the Andes

Acute mountain sickness isn’t fun. Dominating the peaks of South America was going to be harder than I foresaw. As I stumbled steeply upwards at the back of the pack, our local walking guide Henry an ever-smaller speck in the distance, I asked myself: was I cut out for this? 289 more words

Sometimes It's Good To Have A Plan

And I’m back. Not only am I publishing a new post, I’m also back in Bolivia. In the meantime I had a short trip north, to Peru. 1,500 more words

Everyday Happenings