Like the five chocolatadas we did in December, the January 3rd chocolatada started with warm clothes for kids. We tried to get mostly coats, jackets and sweaters, since these villages are always at such high altitude that it's just cold all year round.
2021 NYE in Urubamba, the last chocolatada and blog update January 3rd 2021 Week 42: My blog is moving to https://heatherjasper.com
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I took last week off from blogging and spent a very traditional New Year's Eve and New Year's Day in Urubamba. Just like Christmas Eve, on New Year's Eve we waited until midnight, ... 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