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One more look at the Rafael Trejo Gimnasio in Havana . . . this time with the youngsters. Every bit as intense as their adult comrades, but with a lot of hamming it up for cameras. A really fun time, … Continue reading
Three years ago, I was lucky enough to visit the Rafael Trejo Gimnasio in Havana, Cuba during the morning workout. I met the most amazing men – so incredibly determined and fierce. Last month, I was able to return and … Continue reading
Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage, in the hills of Sri Lanka near Kandy, is an orphanage, nursery and captive breeding ground for wild Asian elephants. With close to 100 elephants, nestled in 25 acres of coconut forest, Pinnawalla has the largest herd … Continue reading
In Pettah Market, the banana men work hard. It is hot (really hot). The men carry many pounds of bananas on their backs and shoulders. Their shirts are pulled up over their shoulders to provide a place to hold their … Continue reading
Inca Stoned, that is . . . In Peru, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, high in the Andes, is all about the stones. Stone walls. Stone steps. Stone monuments. Stone buildings. Stones. Stones. Stones. And wow, are they stunning. … Continue reading
A couple of slow days in the Inca Valley town of Pisac and the surrounding hills. Sunday market. Sunday church. Llamas. Weavers. And beautiful vistas. Smiling faces. Good days.
Wishing you all a joyous Christmas and a New Year full of love, light and adventure! Lisa
High in the Andes is Lake Titicaca, 3,200 square miles of beauty on the border of Peru and Bolivia. At 12,500 feet, it is the highest navigable lake on Earth. Considered sacred by local cultures, the lake is said … Continue reading
One of the most enjoyable days of my time in Peru was a day visit to village of Huilloc. High above Ollantaytambo and Urubamba Valley, the ruddy faces of the locals attest to climate and to the altitude (at just … Continue reading