In The Center of the Belly Button

Once through the basics, our guides started off by telling us we are all saying Cusco wrong. The correct word, Cosco, is actually an old Incan word in the Quechuan language, meaning umbilicus. This reflects that Cosco was the center of the Incan empire and was viewed as the center of the world. So here […]

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A Day In Lima Is Enough

The traffic pressed tight around our car, closer than even L realized, as she jumped when she saw the bus a few inches outside her window. This is Lima, a colloidal mix of impoverished neighborhoods where trash overflows into the streets and mixes with exhaust to perfume the air, and wealthy restored neighborhoods where pedestrians […]

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