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Bosque Nublado

Posted February 4, 2016 @ 8:11am | by Melanie

The Andean Cloud Forest is my favorite topography & geographic location. One of the trip highlights is spending a few days in the cloud forest area around Machu Picchu. Weather in the Southern Hemisphere moves from East to West ( vs N America West to East as most cyclists are sure to know!) In...

 

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Peru's famous photographer Martin Chambi

Posted February 6, 2015 @ 7:43pm | by Melanie

Martín Chambi ( 1891-1973) was the first to photograph his race with a postcolonial eye. Martín Chambi from Puno, arrived in Cuzco, the ancient Incan capital, the richest and most splendid among American pre-Columbian cities. It was Chambi who had the greatest international...

 

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Yareta, a most fascinating Andean plant

Posted January 1, 2015 @ 10:45pm | by Melanie

Yareta, a most fascinating Andean plantYareta is a tiny flowering plant in the Apiaceae family, commonly known as the celery, carrot or parsley family, a group of mostly aromatic plants with hollow stems. Yareta is native to South America, occurring in the Puna grasslands above the treeline, over 10,000 ft. It extends from central...

 

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Colonial Architecture

Posted November 19, 2014 @ 6:59am | by Melanie

My deep appreciation for architecture has brought me back to Huancavelica for a 4th time. The small Andean city has an intact Colonial Plaza de Armas, there have been no significant construction modifications and it's quite beautiful. As Peru progresses, they are often quick to tear...

 

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Peru cuisine comes to the Twin Cities

Posted September 18, 2014 @ 2:15pm | by Melanie

Peru cuisine comes to the Twin CitiesOn a lovely September evening in St.Paul, fifty 'Fundacion Comunidad' supporters came together to celebrate the flavor of the Andes. Chef Enrique Nuñez from Puno, Peru, dazzled the happy crowd with a great example of Peruvian Cuisine that has made the country famous in the...

 

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Rugs on the Move

Posted August 29, 2014 @ 6:08pm | by Melanie

Rugs on the MoveA real highlight in my business, is the relationships I get to build and then hang onto! It's the magic of Peru. For instance, my friend Susan came on the Peru adventure in 2009. I've been fortunate to travel and connect with her frequently since then. The latest visit was also about...

 

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