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A Shaman, a Prayer, and a Fire

I wrote the post below shortly after I returned from Peru in March, but didn’t publish it. I feared that readers had grown weary of stories about Peru. A few nights ago, I had a dream about this experience. I … Continue reading

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Echoes

I hesitate to tell this story. One, because it’s deeply personal and two, because it might appear that I lost a marble or two in Peru. But I will tell it anyway because it made an impact on me, and … Continue reading

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Andes Mountain High

I wrote this post several days ago for Westtown’s Senior Projects Blog The two-hour bus ride from Cusco to Ollantaytambo allowed us to behold the Andes for the first time. Gasps were audible as the kids scrambled for their cameras, … Continue reading

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Past Is Present

As I ready myself for the sojourn to Peru, I’ve been thinking a lot about the past. There is history in every location and it’s often historical sites that lure tourists: buildings and monuments of  a time long ago, museums … Continue reading

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Letting Go

I’m a travel geek of the highest order. When I decide I’m going on a trip I collect and read guide books, memorize phrases in the native language and study maps. I learn about the history and culture of the … Continue reading

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Better Living Through Chemistry

Who knew we Americans were such wimps? Our bodies that are hale and sturdy on this continent become trembling blobs of mush in other parts of the world. Cross a border and our intestines become 30 feet of danger. You’d … Continue reading

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