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Ollantaytambo

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

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Gottweig Abbey - An Active Mission

Our tour on May 29 was to Göttweig Abbey, founded in the 11th century by Blessed Altmann, Bishop of Passau. Our cruise ship “Tor” docked at the small town of Krems, Austria, where we boarded a bus for the short ride to the abbey. 447 more words

Art

Canada's 150th Anniversary -- A Special July 1st

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

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The Calling of the Cows

Hacienda Collpa is an Estate Ranch which dates back to the late 1770’s when Peru was ruled by the Spanish. Cajamarca is a city known for its Banos de Inca and its Leche. 386 more words

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Atahaulpa, Los Banos, and Spanish Acquisition of the Inca Empire

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

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June Road Trip Day 3 Mission Tejas,  Fairfield Lake & Fort Parker

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

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Historical Cities-Dieppe and Upper Normandy, France is now available on Google Maps

Link to Google Maps

Dieppe is a seaport, fishing harbor, and fashionable watering-place, situated on the English Channel at the mouth of the Arques, between two ranges of chalk cliffs.  408 more words

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