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Archive | September, 2010

Photo of the Day: Sillustani Ruins in Peru

Sillustani is a pre-Incan burial ground on the shores of Lake Umayo near Puno in Peru.  The tombs, which are built above ground in tower-like structures called chullpas, are the vestiges of the Colla people, Aymara who were conquered by the Inca in the 15th century.  The structures housed the remains of complete family groups, […]

Photo of the Day: San Francisco Church & Convent, Lima

Convento de San Francisco is the Spanish name for Saint Francis Monastery located in Lima, Peru. The church was completed in 1774 and is noted for its architecture, a high example of Spanish Neoclassicism. The convent’s library is world-renowned. Catacombs below the monastery contain an ossuary and are said to connect to other catacombs beneath […]

Photo of the Day: Miraflores Locks Panama Canal

Miraflores is the name of one of the three locks that form part of the Panama Canal and the name of the small lake that separates these locks from the Pedro Miguel locks upstream. In the Miraflores locks, vessels are lifted (or lowered) in three stages totalling 8 m, allowing them to transit to or […]

Photo of the Day: Vincente Leon Plaza in Latacunga

Latacunga is a plateau town of Ecuador, capital of the Cotopaxi Province, 89 km (55 miles) south of Quito. It is 9,055 ft (2,760 m). above sea level. Its climate is cold and windy, due to the neighboring snowclad heights, and the barren, pumice-covered tableland on which it stands. The active volcano Cotopaxi is only […]

Exercise and Backpacking

Travel And Exercise

Aracely and I are both health conscience individuals who enjoy working out and eating healthy, but there are always exceptions.  We definitely do have our  fair share of splurges on pizza (for me) and ice cream (for Aracely).  Our initial thought was that backpacking for a year would get us into better shape.  We have […]

Photo of the Day: Religious Cross Atop Isla del Sol

Situated on the Bolivian side of the lake with regular boat links to the Bolivian town of Copacabana, Isla del Sol (“Island of the sun”) is one of the lake’s largest islands.  Geographically, the terrain is harsh; it is a rocky, hilly island.  There are no motor vehicles or paved roads on the island.  The […]

Location Independent Professionals

Can Blogging Pay For My Travel?

For those preparing to travel long-term, blogging is almost becoming an expected component of the trip.  Being a travel blogger myself, active on twitter, I see new people eagerly jumping into the travel blogger sphere every week.  Blogging while traveling offers many positives for your trip, but the ultimate question is, “Can a blog pay […]

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