In the flood planes of the Urubamba river, between Cusco and Machu Picchu the Inca once built Otallantambo to both protect the Sacred village of Machu Picchu and to serve as ‘la puerta de la selva’ or the gateway into the Jungle. 251 more words
Happy 150th birthday to Canada!
In honour of this special day, I have compiled some Canadian posts and experiences.
Full circle. The crazy thing about this first story is we left Edmonton, Alberta, heading west on the Yellowhead Highway (Hwy 16) the night after Canada Day fireworks and returned three weeks later via Red Deer, experiencing another round of fireworks! 796 more words
Cajamarca, Peru. November 15, 1532 – Francisco Pizzaro had reached the new world and was making his way through the North of the Inca Empire demanding every Viceroy to surrender to Spain and the Catholic Church or die. 308 more words
On the way to the first park I stopped at the Caddo Mounds State Historic Site (Yes, I finally found one and stopped!) They too are on the El Camino Real de los Tejas along with the first park of the day. 533 more words