Weekly Photo Challenge: Unique

This dress (in close-up as well as modeled by a young woman) was custom handmade in 1979 by lace makers in rural Pernambuco, Brazil. I had watched lace makers and seen their finished work during a stay in Northeastern Brazil, and greatly admired the beauty and intricacy of their creations. I decided to design a […]

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Peru 2008: Pisaq to Yucay

June 26, 2008 (Continuation of journal) The highlight of the afternoon was the very impressive ruins of Pisaq, our first Inca ruins! While we were climbing and exploring, we could hear the ethereal sound of a quena being played. It added a grandeur and spirituality to the place. Just about anywhere we went in the […]

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Chorrillos and Villa El Salvador

June 25, 2008 Interesting day today! After breakfast, Boris handed us over at 9 am to our guide for the morning, Nieves. Only one person, Pat, went on the excursion to the Nazca Lines. A few others stayed behind to enjoy the day on their own. Carol, Christe, Val, Sharon, Charlie, Jayme, Dale and I […]

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Lima City Tour (2008)

June 24, 2008 We had a meeting after breakfast on the top floor of the hotel, where Boris told us some of the history and geography of Peru. He told us about the many cultures of Peru and both he and our city guide, Sheila, said the Inca culture lasted 300 years (not only 100 […]

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Peru 2008 – Lima

The following is the first of a series of posts chronicling a trip to Peru in 2008 with my husband and son. We went with an excellent travel company, Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) and were in a tour group of about 14 people. June 24, 2008 We arrived at 1 am local time in Lima […]

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