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Peaks of the Balkans-Day 7

Hiking the Peaks of the Balkans Day 7: Vusanje to Theth This is the eighth in a series of posts …
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Peaks of the Balkans-Day 6

Hiking the Peaks of the BalkansDay 6: Plav to Vusanje Photo: Nev Chamberlain This is the seventh in a series …
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Peaks of the Balkans-Day 5:Rekë e Allegës to Drelaj

Hiking the Peaks of the BalkansDay 5: Rekë e Allegës to Drelaj Photo: Nev Chamberlain This is the fifth in …
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Peaks of the Balkans-Day 4: Milishevc  to Rekë e Allegës

Hiking the Peaks of the BalkansDay 4: Milishevc to Rekë e Allegës This is the fourth in a series of …
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Peaks of the Balkans-Day 3: Doberdol to Milishevc

Hiking the Peaks of the BalkansDay 3: Doberdol to Milishevc Photo by Nev Chamberlain This is the third in a …
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Peaks of the Balkans-Day 2: Çereme to Doberdol

Hiking the Peaks of the BalkansDay 2: Çerime to DoberdolThis is the third in a series of posts about our …
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Peaks of the Balkans-Day 1:Valbona to Çerime

Hiking the Peaks of the BalkansDay 1: Valbona to Çerime This is the second in a series of posts about …
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Peaks of the Balkans-Getting Ready

Hiking the Peaks of the Balkans:Getting Ready This is the first in a series of posts about our experiences taking …
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Training Trek for the Real Trek!

Training Trek for the Real Trek! My daughter, Rebecca, joined me to travel through the Balkans for three months—Serbia, Montenegro, …
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Robert, the Dog Optometrist

Robert, the Dog Optometrist On April 14, it was time I said a farewell to the Outer Hebrides. I decided …
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The Edge of the Planet is a Lovely Place to Be

The Edge of the Planet is a Lovely Place to Be This hike took place back on April 5th and …
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A Winter Walk in the West Highlands

A Winter Walk in the West Highlands — OR — How to travel ON the beaten track and not encounter …
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Under the Douro Fog

Under the Douro FogI’m taking a little segue from my series on the El Camino. Yesterday I experienced one of those …
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The Ups and Downs of Offa’s Dyke: Days One and Two

The Ups and Downs of Offa’s Dyke: Days One and TwoMy friend Annie Sparkes, who I met while living in …
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Quest for Fiber: A New Tradition in Herding Sheep

Quest for Fiber: A New Tradition in Herding Sheep I guess this falls into the “Quest for Fiber” category…I was …
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Quest for Fiber: The New Lanark Cotton Mill

Quest for Fiber:The New Lanark Cotton MillI am backing up a bit to write about some of the spectacular places …
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Quest for Fiber: Picky about my Hentilagets on Bressay

Quest for Fiber: Picky about my Hentilagets on BressayI had a day on Tuesday so overwhelmingly wonderful, that I had …
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Chinchero to Urquillos: All downhill…

Chinchero to Urquillos: All downhill…When Yiqian and I were ready to leave Chinchero, we asked directions for the path that …
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Quest for Fiber: Chinchero Textiles

Quest for Fiber: Chinchero TextilesI had been wanting to visit the Centro de Textiles in Chinchero for quite a while …
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Huchuy Qosqo: Hiking up…up…up

Huchuy Qosqo: Hiking up…up…up …and then down…down…down Since I moved here to Calca, I have been eyeing some zig-zag trails …
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Growing Salt: The Salineras

Growing Salt: The Salineras Crossing the Urubamba River Last year, when I was staying in Huarocondo near the Sacred Valley …
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Choquequirao Hike Part III: Down and Up—Again!

Choquequirao Trek Part III: Down and then Up—AGAIN It rained most of the second night of our Choquequirao hike, and …
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Choquequirao Trek Part II: Images of the Past

Choquequirao Trek Part II: Images of the Past Choquequirao means “cradle of gold” in the Quechua language. After another filling …
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Choquequirao Trek Part I: Getting There

Choquequirao Trek Part I: Getting There Since Rebecca arrived, we have been busy experiencing travel and I have to apologize …
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Celebracion de 60 Compleanos en Isla Amantani

Celebracion de 60 Compleaños en Isla Amantani (Or How I Spent My 60th Birthday) For the weekend of my 60th …
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Islas! Islas!*

Islas! Islas!* * Islands! Islands!For the weekend of my 60th birthday (March 22), I decided to take a little tourist …
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The Arches of Chucuito and a Hike at 4100 m!

The Arches of Chucuito and a Hike at 4100 Meters The tiny pueblo of Chucuito (about a 30 minute combi …
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