The heroes of Machu Picchu are the porters, descendants of the peoples who were part of the Inca empire. The Inca made up the largest civilization in South America, which dominated what is now Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile and into the mountains of Bolivia and Argentina from about 1300 until […]
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At 5 am on December 20, 2012, we set out on a journey in Peru on a stone path made more than 500 years ago. It winds through the Andes alpine tundra and cloud forest more than 4,000 metres above sea level, along cliffs and above clouds. It was once […]
It was a long, windy, and nauseating 14-hour bus ride from Cusco to Nazca. My mother, Barbara, her husband, Irwin, and I were looking to escape the cold and wet of Cusco—not to mention the altitude sickness—and to bask in the heat in one of Peru’s driest towns: Nazca. I […]
If there is a safer, cleaner and more accessible city than Santiago, Chile, we haven’t been there. What makes the city so easy to visit is the main thoroughfare, O’Higgins Avenue, and the three subway routes: one runs along O’Higgins, one to the north and one to the south. Ever-present […]
by Molly Newborn A trip to Australia is not complete without an expedition to the famous Great Barrier Reef. And so, I set out on a mini mission—to find Nemo. The Great Barrier Reef, which is great enough to be seen from outer space, is the world’s largest coral reef […]
by Barbara Moser With its natural harbour, Valparaiso rapidly outgrew the narrow strip of land that borders the water and could only expand onto hills that jut out like thick fingers reaching to the sea. Hence, funicular lifts were built to gain access to the homes built above the original […]