A Really Happy Nomad

Farewell Fiesta

Farewell It was hard saying goodbye even though my next destination was “home,” though my immediate family no longer lives there. I had great things planned for my Crazy Hair Fundraiser, etc. But Latin America is a special place that really grew on me. Toward the end of my time there, many things bothered me. […]
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12 Ready To Drink

How To Make The Best Juice Ever

As I mentioned in my post about Cusco, I fell in love with lucuma+mango juice in Peru. When I got to Lima for the second time, I indulged in lucuma+mango juice like it was my job. Below is a tutorial on how to make your own, though finding lucuma in most places is impossible. According […]
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Amazing Mothers

Celebrating Mother’s Day In Peru

No, it’s not ideal to be thousands of miles away from your mom on Mother’s Day, but when you are, best to make the most of it! Luckily, my friends in Lima invited me to a wonderful celebration. Farmhouse We actually went to the farmhouse where my friends got married! It is about an hour […]
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Caroline And I The Day I Returned To Lima

Returning To Lima Early.. For Love

While in Lima the first time, I met someone briefly that turned out to be someone very special. How it all happened is pretty crazy though… Javier, my friend from business school and savior/salvador set me up with his aunt, Consuelo, to volunteer in Yauya with her rural library project. Javier also connected me with […]
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Inca Playing A Zampona

Cusco, Peru – The Best Belly Button In The World

I had high expectations for Cusco. It’s the gateway to Peru’s Inca past and a must-visit for all travelers to Peru. I intentionally published this article about Cusco after all the other articles about Cusco’s have posted. I think they, more than anything I can say here, tell the story. Cusco is amazing on its […]
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Me With Moray

Moray – The Incan Agricultural Laboratory

When you first arrive at Moray you can immediately see the impressive site below. But it just looks like the terraced farming seen at other sites in Cusco. But it’s so much more. Agricultural Laboratory It is believed that the Incas used Moray as an agricultural laboratory. By using their knowledge of the sun, wind, […]
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First Glimpses Of Machu Pichu

Machu Pichu

Some things don’t require narration. Below is my encounter with Machu Pichu. Arrival By Train First Glimpse When I got there in the morning, it was foggy and cloudy. Below are the pictures. Inca Bridge A small bridge from the Incan times used by the Incan army to protect Machu Pichu. Beautiful views and vegetation […]
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Children Wearing Traditional Clothing

A Walk Through The Pisaq Market

The town of Pisaq is at the entrance to the Valle Sagrado/Sacred Valley of the Incas. It was the bread basket of the Incan Empire, with food production generously supported by the sacred Urubamba River. Pisaq market is a market set up in the narrow, winding streets of Pisaq. The sights, sounds, smells, colors, and […]
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