Tag: ancient ruins

Giving Thanks at Machu Picchu

Giving Thanks at Machu Picchu

[ 3 ] November 25, 2010 |

Happy Thanksgiving 2010! Who knew that I would be standing on top of Wayna Picchu (the mountain that watches over the ruins) giving thanks this year? I couldn’t have asked for a better way to celebrate than to be taken with all its glory, to sit and wonder why I am so blessed in this life.
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Know Your Llamas From Your Alpacas

Know Your Llamas From Your Alpacas

[ 0 ] November 16, 2010 |

Llamas and alpacas are the animals you see most here in Peru, at least up at this elevation. I had never really given them much thought before arriving here. They are awkward, cute animals who seem one part curious, the other half scared to death. There are actually two more lesser-known types called the vicuña and the guanaco -- four in all.
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My Trip to Pisac, the Sacred Valley

My Trip to Pisac, the Sacred Valley

[ 1 ] November 15, 2010 |

Kirsten Gum describes her trip to Pisac, Peru's Sacred Valley, where she took the time to meditate and experience the majestic energy of these ancient ruins.
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Sacsayhuaman

Sacsayhuaman

[ 0 ] November 10, 2010 |

I really didn’t understand when I kept hearing “sexy woman.” What were these people talking about! Was she up on a hill? Who?
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Peru via Ecuador

Peru via Ecuador

[ 1 ] November 8, 2010 |

My really close friends are so used to my crazy schedule, so this won’t come as a surprise to them.. but I’m now in Cuzco, Peru. When I left the states a couple weeks ago, I was returning to Vilcabamba, Ecaudor, a place I’ve called home for this year. When I arrived however, my living more »
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