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A Spectacled Bear Cub Is Exploited at Machu Picchu…

We recently ascended up Machu Picchu mountain early in the morning to get a wonderful view of Machu Picchu.  We hiked about an hour and a half up to the top of the mountain, and were treated to an incredible view of Machu Picchu.  Once we got to the top, we stayed for a while. After taking a few pictures and walking around the summit, more and more tourists started piling up.  We started to have a small lunch when […]

Salinas de Maras – A community co-op that pre-dates the Incas

The Salinas de Maras outside of Cusco, Peru.  These salt ponds pre-date inca times, and are harvested by families living in the community.  The co-op system in place also originates from the same era; in this system each family in the community has the right to control and harvest one of the salt ponds.  This is one of the few places in the world where pink salt can be found.  The red colour visible on the side of the mountain […]

Anti-Government Protests in Buenos Aires and a Conversation with Nicolás

Serious protesting in Buenos Aires completely shuts down Avenida 9 de Julio on June 28, 2017. They are protesting to demand the government do something about the high level of unemployment as well as job losses and the economic policies under the current Macri government. While some Argentines tell me that Argentina needs to protect it’s industries from ‘foriegn exploitation’ and that Macri’s policies are ‘anti-socialist’ and too friendly to foreign entities which will have long term consequences, others feel […]