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Not Quite Inca, Yet Very Inca-Like

Are the indigenous peoples of Ecuador Incas? Well, yes and no.

Although the tale of Juan Pizarro’s conquest of the Incas is set partly in Ecuador—Atahualpa, “the” Inca ruled from Quito and was engaged in a civil war with Huáscar, his half brother in Cusco—the peoples of Ecuador were mostly conquered by the Incas. 241 more words

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Three things that make driving in the Peruvian countryside unforgetable

Rural Peru has incredible natural scenery mixed with ancient and modern manmade designs. It’s an immersive experience not to be missed.

This summer I hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with my best friend Colina, our guide Jhon, and a cadre of porters. 524 more words

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The Jungle Trek

Still Aisling, still writing from Cusco, but we’ve just come back from a three-day adventure through the jungles of Peru ending at Machu Picchu. Mind = blown. 1,050 more words

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Grounding Inca Tradition that is as Pura Vida as It Gets

Last year, I went to Peru alone. Here’s the back story: Machu Picchu is an obvious lure, and when I was in my young twenties I talked about going there all the time. 776 more words

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Stuart Weitzman platform sandals
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Floppy hat
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Sun Bum sun care
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Elaiva
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Lima, Peru (Part 1)

Our jet arrived in the South American skies over the city of Lima, Peru along with the first rays of morning sunshine.  Looking down with anticipation we wondered what would be revealed as we completed our long overnight flight from Portland. 1,149 more words

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