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Category Archives: 2008

Black and White

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

  If you had to choose between black and white, which would you choose? The Cordillera Blanca (White Mountain Range) is the second highest mountain range in the world, trailing only the Himalayas, and features thirty three major peaks over …

Chicken Bus Roads

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

  One common denominator of developing country travel is chicken bus roads. No matter where you go in the world, if you get off the tourist trail and out into the places where the regular people live, work and travel, …

Line Ball

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

    The Nazca Lines are located in southwest Peru near the modern-day city of Nazca. They were created by the Nazca culture, who flourished there between 200 B.C.E. and 600 C.E. During those 800 years, the Nazca created a …

The Transit Stage

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

  We just completed a two day run from our last stop, Ollantaytambo, Peru, to what we hope is our last obligatory tourist activity in Peru, Nazca, home of the famous Nazca lines. On our trip here we covered 695 …

Weavers 2.0

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

  The 22 highland weavers of Patacancha, Peru received payment for goods sold today. Their efforts to revitalize and maintain the skills of the ancient craft were rewarded with a small percentage of the millions of tourist dollars that annually …

Ride Your Own Ride

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

The tourist walked up to the restaurant, stopped, glanced at the exterior, looked over the menu on display and smiled, apparently finding something he liked. He started to enter but then stopped. He pulled his travel guidebook out and leafed …

Salinas

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

  The hunter-gatherer bent down to the bubbling spring. The water was clear like the other springs he knew. The water was warm like some other springs he knew. He cupped his hand into the water and tasted it, then …

Photos Posted: May, June & July 2008

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Photos for May, June & July 2008 are now posted at: May: http://dhackney.smugmug.com/Travel-Photos-by-Year/2008/2008-05-May/ June: http://dhackney.smugmug.com/Travel-Photos-by-Year/2008/2008-06-June/ July: http://dhackney.smugmug.com/Travel-Photos-by-Year/2008/2008-07-July/ .

Llama Breakfast

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

This was our view this morning. Cusco, Peru. .

Angels 12

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

  The Andean condor (Vultur gryphus) is one of the largest flying birds in the world with a wingspan of up to 10.5 feet / 3.2 meters and weighing up to 33 lbs. / 15 kg. It is a soaring …