Articles in the Destinations Category
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 …
In the Moment, Inspiration, Peru »
It is a well known fact:
Happy people ALWAYS have contagious effects on others.
Last Sunday I found myself a helpless victim to an orgy of happiness and joy.
This particular Sunday was a typical Peruvian summer day in the capital. Locals gathered in parks throughout the city to enjoy the cool ocean breeze, the company of one other and experience a general sense of community. Miro and I had the same intention as we wandered into Parque Kennedy in the Miraflores district of Peru’s capital. In his backpack, Miro carried in his …
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 …
Peru, Photo Essays, South America »
Graffiti + Street Art = Culture
Words and symbols are all around us. Sometimes they are part the environment but they always part of the culture. Often times, we find the messages contained universal. Street art has always been my favorite way to get a sense of the local culture. I hope you enjoy this series of street shot around Lima, Peru.
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 …