Over the July 4th weekend, Chad and I had plans that had manifested through spiritual development and the desire to create an Inipi. Previously, we had participated in Inipi ceremonies, and through God’s will, we were driven to build one. See previous post: Native American “Inipi” Sweat Lodge Ceremony Arriving at Chad’s on Friday, we began […]
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Over the weekend I had the opportunity to participate in a traditional Native American sweat lodge Ceremony (Inipi) with the invitation from my great friend and spiritual brother Chad. The I-ni-pi ceremony (lakota: ini- from inyan, rock + -pi, lodge), is a type of sweat lodge, is a Lakota purification ceremony, and one of the […]
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I had the pleasure of meeting Shirley’s friend Joaquina, her husband Marcos, and their daughter Milli. Marcos is s skilled fisherman and makes his nets by hand and is extremely good at his craft. He offered to take me fishing, we took on his motorcycle and haded about 20 minutes to a lake along the […]
Read More Learning to cast net in the Amazon with Marcos
Shirley and I started our morning at Tres De Mayo market with empanadas and juice. All-day yesterday in the main square, La Plaza, the local people celebrated different schools and Peru regions in Puerto Maldonado. Maria, Shirley’s mom, was involved in the celebration and represented Apurimac culture with traditional dress, food, and drink. It was […]
Read More Celebration of Apurimac Region of Peru in Puerto Maldonado.
Yesterday Shirley started the day off with some fresh ceviche’ which is always delicious. Then she decided to take me to a local lodge Estancia Bello Horizonte https://www.estanciabellohorizonte.com, just a short distance from Puerto Maldonado with a beautiful rainforest hike, natural spring pool, and canopy climb. The price for the day also includes a delicious lunch. […]
Read More Yesterday’s Hike in the Rainforest and the days events.
After spending about two months back in The United States and corresponding with Shirley, I decided it was time to head back to Peru to spend time with Shirley and take her up on her offer to show me more of Peru. We decided to first meet in Lima and fly to Aruba for a […]
Read More Back to Peru and trip to Aruba.
After leaving Aquas Calientes, I returned to Cusco, where I would spend the next four days, including my birthday. During my stay in the Amazon, I met a girl named Shirley, who said she would be in Cusco during my birthday and would show me around. I was excited, and so after checking into my […]
Read More Back to Cusco, onto Oracles, and saying goodbye
After drinking my coca tea, I met with the group, and we loaded up in a van. We then drove for about 30 minutes to the start of the trail. Hugo was full of energy, and from the start, I could tell we would get along very well. Most of the other guides and members […]
Read More The Inca Quarry Trail Hike
Flying from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco is only about an hour or so, and the flight this time was smooth, and I would learn in the future on other flight that is not usually the case. I was excited to experience the ancient city of Cusco. Cusco is a city in southeastern Peru, near the Urubamba Valley of […]
Read More Journey from the ancient city of Cusco to Ollantaytambo
Organizing a trip to Peru with such a diverse itinerary has been challenging. But it has been a lot of fun and a welcomed distraction from everything that has happened. So much to do and see in Peru. My departure date is still pending, but it looks like it will be the end of this […]
Read More Peru: tentative itinerary