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April 19th 2014
Our chief archaeologist has now joined us. Due to the basically all new work force of volunteers, we spend the day getting situated in our valley. We drive from ruin to ruin in the morning, walking into the sites, sometimes through wandering paths and sometimes on the Inca Trail itself. We cross over a suspension bridge. We walk through a tea plantation. We find rocks tumbled, rocks intact as ... read more
South America » Peru » Cusco » La Convención » Quillabamba

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
27th April 2014

machete work
Hi my dear, Who knew you would have an affinity for machete work. It sounds faery strenuous. You were strong before you left but expect Amazon Woman will return home with all the climbing and swinging. There is something satisfying about working where you can see the results immediately and obviously ( unlike teaching which takes time to see the seeds of your work come to bloom). You must be learning a lot about this Incan culture. Do you ever wonder how they might have progressed and turned out if they hadn't been wiped out. love you to bits. Jxo

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