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Peru

  • Climate Lima: Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation, Part One

    Climate Lima is a running series documenting the going on’s of different people, groups and activities around the climate conference this December in Lima, Peru.

  • Reminder in Lima: Don’t Get Mugged

    A bungled beach-side night mugging serves as a valuable reminder not to become to comfortable and complacent while travelling alone.

  • The Road Ahead: David to Lima and Into the North

    Where David Fegan is on the road to and why.

  • Sorry Machu Picchu, #2 > #1

    Chachapoya, Peru- When any person first sets their sights on Chachapoya they may not be blown away but their not too disappointed either. It’s the capital of Amazona but that also doesn’t mean a lot. When I first showed up I didn’t care what the town was like. I just wanted to sleep. I had [...]

  • Andean High

    Huaraz, Peru- As soon as the bus pulled into the Lima city limits my decision was made. Originally I had planned to stay in Lima one night but wasn’t real excited about it. The whole bus ride I was debating if I should stay or go. When I approached the city limits and saw an [...]

  • Sandbox

    Huacachina, Peru- How does this place exist? How come the town isn’t swallowed up? All it would take is one mound of sand to fall over and bury this pond of water. It’s mind boggling. I’ve never seen so much sand. I’m completely surrounded by sand and sky. Oasis. When I think oasis I think [...]

  • One Last Time in Cuzco

    Cuzco, Peru- After Machu Picchu I was back in Cuzco for the weekend. After all, why not spend one last Friday and Saturday night fruitlessly searching for clubs without cover charges? Turns out Friday night was wasted after I fell asleep at 9:00 pm but I still had Saturday night. A few drinks with a [...]

  • Cheap Tales of Machu Picchu

    Aguas Calientes, Peru-   It was 5:15 am and I was stripped down to my boxers holding my shoes and clothes in my left hand and a small bag strapped around my chest trying to cross the Urubamba River in the dark with a steady drizzle coming down hoping to stealthily make my entrance into [...]

  • Cuzco: A Tourist’s Heaven Is A Traveler’s Nightmare

    Cuzco, Peru- This city is nothing but a money grubbing harlot. This was my first impression of Cuzco. It’s streets are paved with cobblestones and the only thing in more abundance than churches are money exchanges. Any person you meet downtown is nothing more than an annoyance trying to sell you a massage or a [...]

  • Final Taste of Lake Titicaca

    Puno, Lake Titicaca, Peru- Puno is a town I’ll forget as soon as I leave it but serves it’s purpose – A juncture for those traveling between Peru and Bolivia and the gateway to the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca. While not an exciting place I’m here for one reason and one reason only, and [...]