Travel Stories

Stories of my travels around the world

Islas! Islas!*

* Islands! Islands!   For the weekend of my 60th birthday (March 22), I decided to take a little tourist jaunt to the island of Amantani via boat. You can purchase a tour  from one of many agencies in Puno, but Juan, my host at Posada Santa Barbara, told me that if I go to …

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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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After waiting 10 hours in the Lima airport–on the floor; 4 more hours in the hot bus station, and 16 hours in the bus–my body was really tired of sitting and what do I do when I finally arrive in Arequipa? Take a nap! Actually, take two naps in one day! And then slept all …

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