Tiahuanaco and Titicaca May 20th 2009 Not much is known about the pre-Incan civilization that lived along the ancient shores of Lake Titicaca, but they did leave behind an impressive city in Tiahuanaco. Even though much of it is still being excavated, and even more of it was pilfered by the Incas and later the Spanish for their own building, it is still an interesting site.
The sun was hot on the day we went. It beat down on the ear ... read more
South America » Bolivia » La Paz Department » Tiwanaku Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and counter-coups. Comparatively democratic civilian rule was established in 1... ... read more
All my life, I've wanted to be a storyteller. My experiences as an exchange student in New Zealand started me on a path to learn how to tell the stories left behind in the rocks. After six years working as a geophysicist, I returned to university to get a Masters degree in Geology. These studies have dominated my life, and my travels, for the last several years.
The adventure continues, on the other side of the continent. I've moved to central New York State where I'm an Earth Sciences PhD Candidate. New areas to explore and new rocks to dis... full info