On a tour, somewhere in Peru, the bus stopped at an obligatory market. This market was a little different than the others we’d visited in the country, like the Pisco Market, because it was in the shade of a gorgeous church, and since it was almost sunset they were closing up. We didn’t stay long, but it was long enough for the other tourists to load up on some great stuff.
Jim and I were on a bus tour to Ollantaytambo and Pisco when the bus stopped at the top of a mountain and out rushed the children. Tourists love a colorfully dressed local, and the shutters were clicking…mine right along with them. Although, I only took this one shot.
Peru is one of the most photogenic countries I’ve visited. The faces of the people are so ancient. They definitely evoke a different time, a different world. A time of kings, warriors, sacirifices. A time that we can now only fantasize about.
Having their photo taken to make a [...]
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…or somebody’s got to do it!
Here’s Devon and me getting ready to go experience a 2,000 year old bath in northern Tunisia.
I’m turning 50 years old today. Wow! 50! It seems old, but I don’t feel old. It has given me time to think about my life…a little reflection, I guess. I wouldn’t trade my life with anyone. I’m so grateful for the decisions I’ve made, the opportunities I’ve taken, the experiences I’ve had. There’s no way I could categorize my experiences into the “Top 10″ or “the Best Of”. Do I think I’m lucky? Not really. [...]
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The small towns in any country is where it’s at. I took this photo of a lady selling bread on the street in Ollantaytambo, Peru. The sun was starting to set, yet she had plenty left to sell. It was hard to see whether or not she was having a good day.
Going out to eat in Cusco, Peru is definitely an experience. Around the main square, touts hang out of their restaurant doors and try to lure you in with promises of free pisco sours, which by the way are extremely tasty. One of Peru’s traditional foods is this guy or cuy, the guinea pig. Apparently the people of the Andes have raised and domesticated these little guys for over 5000 years. Wow! Jim ordered it, but we all tasted it, and basically once we each had a bite, it was gone. There’s not a whole lot of meat on [...]
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As a traveler, there are lots of reasons to pick a destination. For me, Macchu Pichu represents the one that I’ve always wanted to go to, because in fourth grade I did a project on the Incas and it stayed with me for the rest of my life. Af ter that project I decided I wanted to be an archaelogist, but then I discovered my love for the people of the rocks and anthropology, so I switched to that. Of course, economics won out and I discovered in my late teens that studying to be an anthropologist would not [...]
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