Articles in the South America Category
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The Qoyllur Rit’i festival is one of the oldest indigenous festivals on the planet.
Translated as the Star Snow Festival, Qoyllur Rit’i is a spiritual and religious event, held annually in June, in the Sinakara Valley in the Cusco Region of Peru. Every year, more than 10,000 participants attend the festival strengthening their ties to their ancestors, ancient traditions and cultural connections.
Attending the festival is not for the faint of heart. There are no roads or vehicles to transport you to the festival site. Along with thousands of other committed pilgrims, I …
Ecuador, In the Moment, South America »
Home. A place or a feeling?
Our 50+ hour bus ride was guided by our memory of a place we visited over two years ago. Neither of us minded the long hours of travel as we needed to renew our tourist visa in Peru. So it was decided, we’d return to the beach we called home for a month in 2011. We’d return to Montañita.
For us, home is not always the physical place we go to sleep, it’s how we feel about the place, externally. But more importantly, it’s how we …
Ecuador, Family Travel, Peru, Videos »
And we’re looking forward to it!
We’ve had a few travel marathon moments before. Be sure to read all about all of those adventures here:
Tears, missed connections and other travel stories from the road of life
The Big Delay
Monterrico, Agatha, and the 2 ½ hour shuttle ride back to Antigua that took 30 hours
What do you think about long bus travel? Do you like it?
We’re looking forward to reading your comments below.
Peru, South America, Unschooling »
Just Passed the Half Way Point
The entire trip is only five weeks for the unschoolers, and the first two and a half are now past us. Together, we did many things, separately as well, and much drama filled our experience together the previous week. But looking forward, we hoped the general theme would be unity from here on in, so I continued to make plans, and schedule outings.
From the beginning, there were some lofty expectations from the group in terms of hiking, I wanted to approach each expectation step by …
Archaeology & Ruins, Culture, Peru, Photo Essays, South America »
If you are planning on visiting the historical sites around the Cusco Region in Peru, one thing is for sure — if you let yourself, you can lost in the mystery. Qenqo tempts you with the undefined, seducing you through the mysterious formations and architecture that abound in the vast ruins of past civilization.s Some will tell you Qenqo was built by the Incas others will tell you they built upon a much earlier site. Either way, the natural formations, carved structures and caves will tempt your imagination.
Just 15 minutes outside of …
Culture, Inspiration, Peru, South America, Videos »
Shamanism, ancient wisdom, and sacred plants
I was honored to sit down with documenatary filmmaker, Seti Gershberg and ask him about his latest project, life and inspiration. I met Seti here in Cusco, and have been following his project for several months. Seti has been living and studying with two of the indigenous groups of Peru for almost two years. His experiences have been preserved in his latest documentary film project called The Path of the Sun.