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Part 4 of the Amazon trip – Nauta

It was around 2 in the afternoon when we arrived after our tortuous 9 hour boat ride running on 20 hours of no sleep.  I had booked us a place to stay and knew it was only a few blocks … Continue reading

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El Desarrolla de la Capadidad de la Red de los Biomercados – final report

I completed the following report for my work with La Red de Agricultura Ecológica del Perú,  (RAE-PERU), and Cuso Internacional Perú office.  The report is the culmination of 9 months of work as a Capacity Development Advisor/Asesora del Desarrollo de … Continue reading

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Part 3 – the Amazon jungle tour

Again thanks to Kristi we decided to go for what I thought was going to be a 5 day/4 night excursion but in reality ended up being 3.5 days/4 nights – one night staying in the village of Esperanza at … Continue reading

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Part 2 of Amazon trip – Cuy, ayahuasca & cacao

So we were still just hanging out and relaxing in Lamas. Kristi made us a lovely Colombian traditional chicken soup (Ruben, her hubby,, is from Colombia) for dinner with of course a few beers as accompanying beverage.  I must say … Continue reading

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Part 1 Amazon vacation: San Martin – the cloud forest highlands of the Northern Peruvian Amazon Rainforest

This will be the first instalment of a several part post about our 2 week ‘vacation’ to a part of Peru that I had oh so been looking forward to – the one place I had wanted to visit when … Continue reading

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Allin Mikuy Ayllu – La Comunidad del Buen Comer – Community of Good Eating

Well since we will be away for the next few weeks on vacation on our adventure trip to the Amazon rainforest, I thought I would give you folks 2 blog posts to tie you over until we get back. We … Continue reading

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Climate collapse – stop calling it climate change

It still mystifies me that folks can question whether climate change is happening.  But then there have been some interesting analyses from various fields – psychology, neuroscience & similar – which have clearly demonstrated how you just can’t have a … Continue reading

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A day at an urban organic garden

Several weeks ago we attended an open house of a community organic garden in an outer suburb of Lima, Villa Maria del Triunfo. It is about a hectare and operated by a large group of neighbourhood families. The project began … Continue reading

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Racism

I have been meaning to write for a few weeks about this topic ever since the death of Heather Heyer. Alas I have once again found myself with health issues – I have experienced my 1st ever root canal – … Continue reading

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Colca Canyon – Valle de Colca

After a very long what seemed at times endless for Mr.C5 winding road trip, we arrived in Chivay the 1st community, a tourist trap so I had planned for us NOT to stay there.  Mr.C5 got to have his smoke, … Continue reading

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