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Footprints in Peru, Day 10: collective sigh

PERU | Monday, 27 Aug 2007 | Views [3166]

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 >

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Footprints in Peru, Day 9: romancing pachamama

PERU | Wednesday, 22 Aug 2007 | Views [1577]

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 >

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

PERU | Monday, 20 Aug 2007 | Views [1297]

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 >

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this is india - part II

INDIA | Friday, 20 May 2005 | Views [2079]

(This story is a continuation of the post from last week, "this is india - part I".) ***** The Rail Official instructs me to wait until he has finished confirming the seats of the rest of the passengers in the car. As he leaves ... Read more >

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this is india - part I

INDIA | Sunday, 15 May 2005 | Views [1023]

Kolkata/Culcutta, India The Train Station I jump out of the car, insist that I’ll be safe on my own and Suren, my in-country co-leader and friend from Nepal, reluctantly gives me a final hug and jumps back into the jeep and leaves. I turn around ... Read more >

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immortality burning

NEPAL | Wednesday, 23 Mar 2005 | Views [1761]

Kathmandu, Nepal Pashupatinath Temple The Burning (Cremation) Ghats along the Bagmati River In insatiable appetite, a greedy fire spits out the flames of a violent hunger. Riding a wave of wind, a whipping tornado of smoke takes a turn back towards ... Read more >

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Things That Make Me Go “Hummmmm”

ECUADOR | Monday, 4 Oct 2004 | Views [1380]

"You’re finally here! What took you so long?" "Hey, I had some trouble catching “Manchas” and getting him on a leash. He’s not used to these things you know. What the heck are we doing here hiding behind this wall anyway? ... Read more >

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