Monthly Archives: October 2013

A Soundscape Back in Time: Machu Picchu

It is hard to believe that over 400 years ago Incan men, women and children walked across the path that I am sitting on today. Surely the number of that visit the site and natural geologic occurrences have altered the … Continue reading

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Parque de las Papas: Intersection of Development and Sustainability

Parque de las Papas, translated to Potato Park is a collection of communities located at 14,000 feet altitude in the mountains. The six communities are inhabited by people who have lived there for their whole lives. Some people do move … Continue reading

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Cusco: Intersection of Modern vs. Traditional Culture

We arrived in Cusco a day late but more excited after we had spent hours in the airport the previous day. We stepped off the plane and onto the ground into the 7th largest populated city in Lima. I was … Continue reading

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The Sounds and Experience of Punta San Juan

The growling and screeching sounds echoed through the large rock faces and funneled towards the house. We stayed at the Punta San Juan Biological Research Station and standing on the overlook you were overwhelmed with the sounds coming from below. … Continue reading

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Wildlife in Peru: Intersection of Economy and Environment

Today may have been of the greatest days of my life so far in my 21 years. Growing up with animal planet, discovery channel and national geographic I think formed the basis of my interest in the natural world. Pictures … Continue reading

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The Sounds of the Desert in Peru

I can feel the heat rising off the surface of the ground as we walk across the desert sand. We are walking as far away as we can from the bus we just got off so that the sounds of … Continue reading

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Welcome to Lima, Peru

After arriving at the airport in Lima, Peru I experienced my first realization of the cultural difference. We got off the plane not by going through a gate but by walking down the steps onto the tarmac. We all piled … Continue reading

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