I tried speaking with this young mother, but my Quechua is still limited to greetings and the names of birds and plants. She didn't speak any Spanish and although I'm sure that she told me her name and her baby's name, I just didn't understand. I wanted to tell her that I like her style, carrying her baby in a traditional cloth, but with some spicy neon added. Living in an adobe home in the Andes, it's easy for everything to just be the color of dirt.
Covid in Cusco: Week 41 December 26th 2020 Sunday, 20 December, 2020
Hatun Q’ero is about a six hour drive from Cusco, which is why we asked the mayor of Paucartambo to send transportation that could pick us up at 5am. The night before he had sent a large truck to pick up twenty desks which were generously donated by the school where Henry’s sister teaches. Of course, the school has been closed all year due to the pandemic, s ... read more
South America » Peru » Cusco » Cusco Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
I live in Cusco, Peru and will be posting mostly about my trips around Peru and South America. From August 2012 to June 2014 I lived in Dhaka, Bangladesh and blogged about living there and traveling around Southeast Asia. This blog also contains my stories from living in Istanbul, two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco, and some other travels. ... full info