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2008 September Photos Posted

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

  Photos from September 2008 are posted here: http://dhackney.smugmug.com/Travel-Photos-by-Year/2008/2008-09-September/ Photos are all from Peru and include: Nazca Lines Chicken Bus Roads Highland villages and agriculture Cordillera Blanca & Cordillera Negra (White Mountains & Black Mountains) Reed fishing boats And more …

2008 August Photos Posted

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

Photos from our travels in August 2008 are posted at: http://dhackney.smugmug.com/Travel-Photos-by-Year/2008/2008-08-August/ These photos are from Peru and include Machu Picchu, the Salinas, etc. .  

Lunch with Ernesto

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

  We stopped at Cabo Blanco, Peru, for lunch today. Cabo Blanco is popularly known for a couple of things, and less known for two additional things, both arguably more significant. From our lunch spot, we could see the first …

The Promised Land

Posted ago by Douglas Hackney

After more than a month of driving chicken bus roads, where our typical day’s average speed hovered around 20 to 30 kilometers per hour (12.5 – 18.6 mph), it was heaven to be on the Panamericana cruising along at a …

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 …