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Huacachina Oasis
The Siren of Huacachina Oasis In the backpackers’ paradise of Ica, there is a small lagoon called Huacachina amid a vast desert of sand dunes. This oasis is a popular destination for tourists who come to experience the unique desert landscape and the thrill of sandboarding and dune buggy rides. But beneath the surface of this...
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Altitude Sickness
Altitude sickness is not what I expected at all. I’d heard about people getting dizzy or queasy – but to be honest, I brushed off the warnings quite naively. After all, I’d visited plenty of mountains around the world: Jungfrau in Switzerland (standing at 13,642 ft) and Tai Shan in China (which involved an 8-hour hike up a...
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Markets in Lima
Lima Markets where art thou? I couldn’t help but think back to Dorothy’s famous line in the iconic childhood film Wizard of Oz “We’re not in Kansas anymore, Toto” when I first realized there were no more double espressos or maple pecan tarts to be had at my beloved favorite Canadian coffee shop Second Cup. Naturally,...
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Table of ContentsA Map of the Ring of FireWhat’s The Ring of Fire?The Ring of DestructionThe Ocean Wall: TsunamisVolcanoes on the Ring of FirePrevention and Adaptation The earthquake ring of fire is a zone of tectonic activity that has shaped the Earth’s surface and continues to shape it today. The movement of the Earth’s plates creates...
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Peru's Mountains
Table of ContentsThe Most Famous of Peru’s Mountains – Machu PicchuIrmana Picchu – ChoquequiraoÑawpa Picchu – Chavín de HuántarHayu Picchu – KuelapTuyru Picchu – MarcahuasiMama Picchu – Huascarán The Most Famous of Peru’s Mountains – Machu Picchu The quiet streets of Aguas Calientes and the empty hotel rooms in Cuzco are a stark contrast to the regular...
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