Articles in the Culture Category
Archaeology & Ruins, Culture »
I met a beautiful Polish couple, who’s dream it come here to Peru and peruse their passion for archeology and research. Today, you can help them by simply voting for them. It takes just a moment and a little effort, but I am willing to do this for such a passionate couple. Read their story and if you too are inspired by their vision, simply vote for them, TODAY.
We are young archaeologists from Wroclaw, Poland – Lainie was very kind to give us some writing space on her blog and we’d like to …
Archaeology & Ruins, Culture, Destinations, Museums, Peru »
Miro and I spent a week in Chiclayo about two years ago and loved the array of cultural offerings. As we traveled back to Lima from our third trip to Ecuador, we stopped in the magical city for about 8 hours. Miro and I shared several of our past experiences with a few fellow travelers on the bus, but realized I had never written a comprehensive guide to Chiclayo to refer them to. So, here it is:
A Detailed Guide to Chiclayo’s Cultural
Heritage Sites & Museums
Chiclayo, also known as the “city of …
This article is Part 2 of our series “The World Is Our Classroom: Lessons From…” where Miro and I take a closer examination at places and events on our “must see list”. Some places we’ve already experienced, others are placed high on our list of interest. Either way, Miro and I find so many places around the globe contributors to our ongoing passion for world schooling.
Simply to read about a location, an event or a cultural practice is indeed interesting, but to be immersed in the experience is to breathe …
Traveling the world presents countless educational and developmental opportunities, as immense as the world itself. However it seems not many researchers have studied the effects travel has on children from an educational perspective, however I have witnessed first-hand the benefits of a world education, including developing an open mind, immersive learning, boosting confidence and contributing to greater creativity, curiosity, and problem solving skills. In fact, family travel benefits the family as a whole, regardless of age.
I decided to write a series called “Learning from the world, the World is Our …
Adventure, Archaeology & Ruins, Destinations, Peru »
Most travelers come to Cusco and the Sacred Valley for one reason and one reason only: To see the UNESCO World Herritage site, Machu Picchu. In fact the online magazine Peru this Week estimated over 2 million tourists visited Cusco on route to the ancient ruins in 2013. Miro and I have been living in Cusco now for more than a year and the question we receive most often from friends, family, travelers alike is “how do I get to Macchu Pichhu?”
The ruins of Machu Picchu, (although not my favorite site …
Art & Theater, Culture, Inspiration, Peru »
Archaeology Inspiring Art
Edvard Munch and archaeology aren’t two names you’d normally find side-by-side in an article. Right now, the art world is abuzz combining the two, re-examining the origins of inspiration behind Edvard Munch’s iconic piece ‘The Scream’. Apparently the inspiration leads straight here to Peru, a place Miro and I find highly inspiring. It is believed ‘The Scream’ was inspired by a mummified Chachapoyas warrior, frozen in time with a look of terror.
Writer Arthur Lubow, in an article for the Smithsonian, describes Munch’s iconic piece ‘The Scream’:
“Munch defined how we …