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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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The High-Altitude Waters of Lake Titicaca

The High-Altitude Waters of Lake Titicaca

[ 0 ] November 20, 2010 |

I just got back from an impulsive trip to Lake Titicaca, which was spectacular and a much-needed water therapy! Sunday I was here at the hostel in Cuzco talking with a German girl and realized that my time in Peru was winding down and I hadn’t done as much far-away exploring as I’d hoped. Could it be the bus rides to get here from Ecuador ruined me?
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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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Temple Hopping in Kyoto

Temple Hopping in Kyoto

[ 0 ] November 9, 2010 |

I know it’s crazy and sounds a little backwards, but I’ve been in Kyoto for 4 days and am just now getting time visit some of the well known temples and shrines.  The truth is you just can’t visit them all or you would go nuts running around this city, so I picked a few more »
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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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Ecuador Bliss!

Ecuador Bliss!

[ 0 ] April 1, 2010 |

Yes, it’s been a while since I found time to sit and catch you all up on my life. Whirlwind is a good description. I like staying busy, but it cracks me up when it comes in fully concentrated bursts of demands, schedules and projects!! Wonderful observations – no complaints! So 2010 started off with more »
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