Peru -pre Inca, Inca and colonial cultures

Peru, land of majestic undulating mountains, mysterious lines from the Nasca era, plunging canyons, active volcanoes, condors in air currents, dry arid coastal desert, stunning colonial cathedrals and of course Cusco and Machu Pichu, the crowning glory of the Inca empire. Simon Bolivar did not believe in democracy, at least not at the point he… Continue reading Peru -pre Inca, Inca and colonial cultures

Taking nothing but photos, leaving nothing but footprints – Galapagos – The Enchanted Islands

Early opinions of sea faring Europeans on the Galapagos were not very enticing. Fray Tomas de Berlanga, the Bishop of Castilla del Oron (in Panama) in the service of Charles V of Spain, was the first European to encounter the Galapagos – in his report back to the emperor he writes: “they found nothing but… Continue reading Taking nothing but photos, leaving nothing but footprints – Galapagos – The Enchanted Islands