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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I am in Love: Posada Santa Barbara

Warning: This is probably my longest blog so far…but you may be enchanted. I am in love. Cue romantic Italian music, moss-covered stone walls, candle-lit dinners, and a quaint lodge in a small quiet village run by the friendliest couple you have ever met. Sound like a fantasy? Well, I just described Posada Santa Barbara, …

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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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Fiber: Chapter 1–Quechua Weaving

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.  I visited Michell’s mill today where they have a museum, Mundo Alpaca, dedicated to alpaca fiber and the milling process. I will post more about …

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