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Sunrise:  Lago de Atitlan, Guatemala

IN CELEBRATION OF PLANET EARTH

TODAY IS EARTH DAY!   For 43 years on April 22, more than one billion people take part in Earth Day. Across the globe, individuals, communities, organizations, and governments acknowledge the amazing planet we call home and take action to protect it.     As an informed global traveler, I am acutely aware of the […]

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CELEBRATING THE INCA FESTIVAL OF THE SUN AT SEXY WOMAN

INTI RAYMI   During the reign of the Inca Empire, the Inti Raymi or Festival of the Sun was the most important of four ceremonies celebrated in Cusco, the historic capital of the Incas and a present day World Heritage Site.  Last celebrated by an Inca Emperor in 1535, it was subsequently suppressed by the Spanish […]

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Three and a Half Days in Lima

After weeks of trekking, hiking and checking out remote ruins in the Andes, I was in for a serious case of culture shock upon m arrival in Lima.  Lima was founded by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535.  Lima is a large and diverse city with roots going back long before Colombus’ arrival in the […]

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Chachapoyas, Peru

Three Nonstop Days of Trekking and Pre-Colombian Pre-Inca Culture Arriving in Chachapoyas we checked into Hostel Revash and quickly booked a three day package of tours beginning the following morning.  Chachapoyas is a quiet colonial town.  However, the area was the center of a sophisticated civilization that predates the Incas by 1,000 years!  Within a […]

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