Yearly Archives: 2018

Festival Dance

Good timing in Puno, Peru! By chance, I happened upon a lively and colorful church festival. It was mid morning and I was walking around the town center once more, before moving on to a new destination.   From the

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Lycian Footprint

I quite enjoyed George Roux’ book, Ancient Iraq, about the history of that geographic area from roughly 3000 BC to 500 BC.  Since reading that book, ancient art sections of art museums have been much more exciting.  Art and sculpture from

Posted in Just for Fun

Vietnamese Boats

Vietnam is sprawled out like an elongated letter S along the ocean.  The land is mostly multi-hued green. The people are gracious even if your Vietnamese is less than proficient. It is a travel destination bound to leave most with

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Homemade Islands

In the Andes, stretching out between the land of Bolivia and Peru is Lake Titicaca, South America’s largest lake.  On Lake Titicaca, the Uros people make their islands by layering Totoro Reeds.  They weave the reads together and pile them

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The baboons look cuddly but can be quite intimidating up close and personal. I have no doubt of their competence to do just about whatever they set out to do. Sometimes they are milling about in groups. Sometimes a lone

Posted in Wildlife