Peru

  • Weaving a Sustainable Future

    I am lucky enough to live in magical land with deep roots to the past: Peru. Here, like in many…

    by Lainie Liberti
  • The Despacho Ceremony – A Blessing for Mother Earth

    Andean mysticism can be felt throughout every part of Cusco and the Sacred Valley, but most visitors seem to experience only…

    by Lainie Liberti
  • Despacho Ceremony [PHOTO ESSAY]

    For you, Pachamama! A “Despacho” is a ceremony honoring Pachamama (mother earth), the sacred Apus (mountains) and the spirit in…

    by Lainie Liberti
  • A Detailed Guide to Chiclayo’s Cultural Heritage Sites and Museums

    Miro and I spent a week in Chiclayo about two years ago and loved the array of cultural offerings.  As we…

    by Lainie Liberti
  • My First Orgy (of Joy)

    It is a well known fact: Happy people ALWAYS have contagious effects on others. Last Sunday I found myself a…

    by Lainie Liberti
  • Street Art in Lima – Part 3

    Graffiti + Street Art = Culture Words and symbols are all around us. Sometimes they are part the environment but…

    by Lainie Liberti
  • I want to go to Machu Picchu, but how do I get there?

    Most travelers come to Cusco and the Sacred Valley for one reason and one reason only: To see the UNESCO…

    by Lainie Liberti
  • Edvard Munch’s The Scream’ was Inspired by a Peruvian Mummy

    Archaeology Inspiring Art Edvard Munch and archaeology aren’t two names you’d normally find side-by-side in an article. Right now, the…

    by Lainie Liberti
  • Qoyllur Rit’i, An Ancient Pilgrimage [VIDEO]

    The Qoyllur Rit'i festival is one of the oldest indigenous festivals on the planet. Translated as the Star Snow Festival,…

    by Lainie Liberti
  • We’re leaving on a 45 hour bus ride today! [VIDEO]

    Seriously. And we’re looking forward to it!   Here’s why:   We’ve had a few travel marathon moments before. Be…

    by Lainie Liberti
  • Unschooling Teens in Peru – Week Three

    Just Passed the Half Way Point The entire trip is only five weeks for the unschoolers, and the first two…

    by Lainie Liberti
  • Holy Water, Corn Beer, or Blood? The Mystery that Surrounds the Qenqo Temple

    Qenqo If you are planning on visiting the historical sites around the Cusco Region in Peru, one thing is for…

    by Lainie Liberti
  • Interview with Documentary Filmmaker Seti Gershberg [VIDEO]

    Shamanism, ancient wisdom, and sacred plants I was honored to sit down with documenatary filmmaker, Seti Gershberg and ask him…

    by Lainie Liberti