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Chile here we came and went

  It feels like I haven’t written for a while which is probably true.  Both of us have been feeling like the shine of the big city has worn off.  Yes we did discover another bar/nightclub to go to where … Continue reading

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Views from our apartment

I thought I had posted this blog post but just realized as I was looking for a particular post that this was published as a separate page on my website, a mistake when I was trying to figure out how … Continue reading

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Maybe this will wake folks up?

I am not exactly sure but I think it was ever since I watched the documentary, End of Suburbia, where I was first introduced to the concept of peak oil, that I knew the age of cheap oil was coming … Continue reading

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Cusco part 5 – the final post – Santuario Animales de Ccochahuasi

Since we had some days to fill with Ross not being able to do much on account of lack of oxygen, I searched for stuff to do within or near to Cusco that wouldn’t involve climbing by human or other … Continue reading

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The death of Chris Cornell

While in Cusco I found out about the death of Chris Cornell, the lead singer of Sound Garden and Audioslave.  It is rare but I was stunned and saddened.  I have always been a fan of grunge.  I was living … Continue reading

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The city – a place to spend $, buy stuff, spend more $, buy more stuff

What makes a city tick? Why do cities exist? For what purpose other than to get folks to buy stuff and more stuff and more stuff…???? Sure there is lots to do in a city – lots of cultural events, … Continue reading

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So glad not to be in Canada in 2017

So the country of my birth, the country where I was raised, the adopted country of my parents, just celebrated its 150 year anniversary. Even before we came to Peru, Mr. C5 & I both had said independently that we … Continue reading

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Cusco part 4 – the actual city!

Back to Cusco for the final leg of our vacation. I had planned on us taking the train from MP back to Cusco since going back the way we came just would have taken another full day of travel.  Good planning … Continue reading

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Cusco part 3 – Machu Picchu & Aguas Calientes

The journey continues… Well to get to MP from Ollanta, I had read about taking several buses or taxi collectivos culminating with a 2 hour hike along the railroad tracks.  This was the cheap way to get there.  It would … Continue reading

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Cochineal – or the amazing bug that produces a red purple dye

These amazing little creatures produce the most amazing colour when squished and yes then killed – sorry little buggers.  Found on these huge cacti – huge prickly pear cactus. You just scrape up a tiny lump, looks like a white … Continue reading

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