Author Archives: Lisa Brockman

Boxeo en Cuba, Part Two

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

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I Did Not Come Here to Lose – Boxeo in Cuba

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

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Sri Lanka – The Pinnawala Elephants

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

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The Banana Men of Pettah Market – Colombo Sri Lanka

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

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Stoned in Peru

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

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Peru – Slow Time in Pisac

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.

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Happy Christmas!

Wishing you all a joyous Christmas and a New Year full of love, light and adventure! Lisa

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Peru – On Lake Titicaca

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

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Peru – A Happy Day in Huilloc

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

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Peru – Across the Altiplano

The road from Cusco to Puno, on Lake Titicaca, is a long one.  It will take the better part of a day to drive it.  If you are a photographer, it will take the entire day.  Running through the Altiplano, … Continue reading

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