Month: February 2014

Revisiting Candelaria–This Time on the Shores of Lake Titicaca

  I never seem to get tired of listening to Andean music. Today, I finally processed many videos and images from Puno’s Festival of Candelaria down into a few minutes of procession highlights. I had enjoyed the festival in Arequipa on February 2 and wrote about it here. But the Festival takes on a new …

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Fiber: Chapter 2—Experiences with Alpaca and Acrylic and Títeres

This post is written especially for my fiber-loving friends. As many of you know, my original intention for traveling to Peru was to experience the fiber arts—especially knitting and spinning. Arequipa has been a bit of a disappointment as far as searching for handcrafted knitting and spinning. The two largest commercial mills for alpaca fiber …

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Estoy en Puno!

I am spending the week in the Puno area to scout out a place to live for the month of March. I set out from  Arequipa on Monday, February 10 and had a front row seat on a Cruz del Sur bus. These buses are double deckers, so if you ride on top and are …

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Courage?

This blog entry is especially for all those people who have commented to me about how brave I am for travelling on my own. Occasionally I have these experiences that put me in my place where so-called “courage” is concerned. And what is courage, after all? I am such a chicken when I have to …

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