This morning we went on a canopy walk, walking through the rain forest and then climbing high above the ground into the trees across a series of bouncy suspension bridges. It was raining when we left. I wore long pants, rain pants, a tee shirt, a long sleeved big proof shirt, a poncho, a fanny pack, wool wicking sock and a pair of borrowed rubber boots. I was hot and sticky and vey very happy.
One of the best things about travel is coming home again at the end of it. Unpacking today....after a very very long journey back from Peru. I loved that country. What amazing diversity and what a great group we had. I just got to finally post the posts I created while we were in the Amazon rain forest. It took until I got home to have enough band width to post them! I hope you enjoy the end of my virtual vacation. ... [Continue Reading]
Since I’ve come to Peru I’ve experienced jagged landscapes that (literally) take my breath away. I’ve glimpsed a different way of life with a richness that my narrow North American view sometimes mistakes for lack. I’ve seen abundant farmland and faces beautiful, weathered and open and colors so vibrant they beg me to paint them. Since I’ve come to Peru I’ve tasted the freshest food, the most complicated seasonings and teas blended from herbs and made for healing. I have breathed air so crisp and clean that I don’t want to leave it behind and smelled cooking in open pots by the sides of dusty roads waiting to be shared with friends passing by. Since I’ve come to Peru I’ve smelled fields in the rain and sun and watched chickens pecking in the dirt yard of a modest farmhouse filled ... [Continue Reading]
Since I've come to Peru, I've seen the most alluring mountains ever. They draw my eyes up their near vertical slopes and the peaks appear to be spirits, surrounding and protecting those below. In the markets I've seen an endless variety of colors and textures in fruits, vegetables, grains, beans and animal products- many of which demonstrate a much wiser use of resources than what my own culture does. I've seen beautiful smiling faces and laughing eyes and people helping each other, obviously part of a connected community. I've seen lots and lots of colorful trash incorporated into the dirt roads, on the sides of highways, and scattered along slopes near towns. And I've seen the most mystical ruins yet. Since I've come to Peru, I've heard mesmerizing flute music, people calling out to ... [Continue Reading]