Big Island

New beginnings are difficult. It’s never easy walking in the opposite direction of the way you came. The same question runs over in my mind time and time again. How do I keep going?  The Big Island of Hawaii was in essence the start of my journey in a new direction. Even given my mixed feelings at the…Continue Reading “Is it summer yet? – The Big Island of Hawaii”

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Huayna Picchu

It was an early start as we walked down the narrow streets to the bus stop. There were no cars in Aguas Calientes aside from the buses that zipped up and down the single street leading to the switchbacks to Machu Picchu. Bouncing down the road, surrounded by tourists of all nationalities, images raced through my head….Continue Reading “Machu Picchu – The Lost City”

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Ollantaytambo

We left the sanctuary of the Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel and headed towards Ollantaytambo via taxi to catch the train to Aguas Calientes. Tucked away in the upper Amazon Basin and only accessible by train, on the eastern slopes of the Andes, Agua Calientes sits at the base of Machu Picchu. The day would soon arrive…Continue Reading “Exploring the Sacred Valley III – Ollantaytambo & Aguas Calientes”

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Xunantunich

Standing atop “El Castillo”, the second tallest structure in Belize, it’s no surprise people have always been fascinated with the Mayan culture. With their advancements in art, architecture, mathematical and astronomical systems, people are continually drawn to the reminants of the former civilization. The earliest Mayan settlements date back to 1800 B.C., while the peak of…Continue Reading “It’s Unbeliezable!”

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