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A Final Footprint in Peru: conclusion

Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | Views [2794] | Comments [1]

Before we leave the village of Quelqanqa , we take one last tour of the sites laying (quite physical) tribute to the successes of our manual labor. We walk down the valley to visit the new stone bridge and ... Read more >

Tags: footprints, peru, philosophy of travel

Footprints in Peru, Day 10: collective sigh

Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | Views [3227]

Our bridge is only a few hundred hauled-stones away from completion when I wander up the hill following a rumor that the men of the Quelqanqa are constructing a traditional "earth oven" or pachamanca in which the feast, celebrating ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Footprints in Peru, Day 9: romancing pachamama

Wednesday, 22 Aug 2007 | Views [1621]

After a night of tossing through below-freezing temperatures, the sun finally rises. And as I peer out of my tent to watch it chase away the shadows, melt the frost and fill our valley with fuzzy light and flushing warmth – I clearly understand, and ... Read more >

Tags: Culture

Footprints in Peru, Day 8: one stone at a time

Monday, 20 Aug 2007 | Views [1335]

Our first mistake is thinking that we’ve come to organize and/or manage; our first lesson is realizing that the locals coordinating this project are professionally skilled and competent, and that the most valuable things we really have to offer are ... Read more >

Tags: culture, footprints, peru

Footprints in Peru, Day 7: walking a fine line

Monday, 20 Aug 2007 | Views [2463] | Comments [1]

“Oh! It’s just so beautiful! To live in this amazing valley, pulling your meals from your garden, surrounded by your extended family, breathing fresh Andes air with views of glaciated peaks out your windows, all while living so close to the ground and ... Read more >

Tags: andes, footprints, history & politics, peru

Footprint in Peru, Day 6: a welcome to the house of great mountains

Sunday, 19 Aug 2007 | Views [3618]

Footprint in Peru, Day 6: a welcome to the house of great mountains a community service project sponsored by World Nomads As we descend into the valley, I can't help but feel like I'm strolling through ... Read more >

Tags: Mountains

Footprints in Peru, Day 5: a healthy humbling

Wednesday, 15 Aug 2007 | Views [1434]

In my defense, I have to point out that it really should have been the responsibility of Javier and Jairo to inquire as to my personal definition of “favorable weather” before asking me to make the offering to the Apus. In consideration of their logistical ... Read more >

Tags: Snow

Footprints in Peru, Day 4: appeasing the apus

Monday, 13 Aug 2007 | Views [2467]

Veronica & her Apus “I knew you were better as soon as your laugh woke me up,” declares Javier. Indeed, while my mental facilitates napped through a 13-hour siesta, my body, with the assistance ... Read more >

Tags: Mountains

Footprints in Peru Day 3: living in my tiny, little head

Friday, 10 Aug 2007 | Views [3225]

I call it, “living in my head” and am usually sequestered to this claustrophobically small space under one of the following conditions: my 12th consecutive hour in an office, my 4th cup of coffee in one hour, falling in love or severe physical illness.... Read more >

Tags: Doctors, hospitals & health

Footprints in Peru, Day 1: puncturing peruvian skin & yachcay

Monday, 6 Aug 2007 | Views [3176] | Comments [1]

Plaza de Armas, Cusco, Peru "Where are you from?" It’s the same first question every shoe shining boy in the Plaza de Armas has been trained to ask. "The heavens," I reply in Spanish. He shakes his head strongly in disagreement and, with ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel

Gallery: Footprints Peru

Monday, 6 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery

Footprints Community Service Project in Peru
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