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Vas, Mula! Mule Ride out of Canyon Colca in Peru

August 1st 2011
There was never a more pitiful creature than the mule. Forced to be the “work horses” of society--without any of the gratitude or title. Whipped. Prodded. Mistreated. If ever there was an animal that ought to stage an uprising against humans, surely it is the mule. With these thoughts--and perhaps as an atonement for all of humankind--I lean forward and pat my mule on the neck, saying a comfor ... read more
South America » Peru » Arequipa » Colca Canyon

Peruvian Flag 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
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Tot: 1.906s; Tpl: 0.025s; cc: 5; qc: 34; dbt: 0.0166s; 1; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 1; ; mem: 1.3mb