Tag Archives: Peru

More Playground Equipment for Cesar Vallejo Preschool, Cusco Peru

Today, the Cardenas-Torres family installed some additional playground equipment at the Cesar Vallejo Preschool located in the hills above Cusco, Peru. Two years ago, my daughter and her husband, my grandson, and I were in Cusco as   tourists.  It … Continue reading

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Fulfilling a Promise to a Quechua Community School

In late October (2016), my grandson Rees and I (along with members of the Cardenas-Torres and their neighbor John) visited a small primary school located high in Andes.  Getting there was quite an adventure. It took 3 hours by car, … Continue reading

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Traveling with My Grandchildren

This year has been fun.  I’ve had the privilege to travel extensively with 4 of my grandchildren, and make short trips with 4 others. In the Spring, a grandson James, traveled with a friend and I to the Navajo Reservation. … Continue reading

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The Andes Are Alive with the Sound of Music

The historic colonial city of Cuzco, Peru, is located high in the Andes Mountains, almost 10,000 feet above sea level.  The surrounding mountains hide indigenous villages with small community schools.  In an effort to encourage Quechua children to attend school, … Continue reading

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Installing Playgrounds around Sacred Valley, Peru

During the last 2 weeks in October, the Cardenas-Torres family and a friend, my grandson and I installed playground equipment at 5 separate locations in the Calca/Urubamba area of Sacred Valley, Peru. The first was at a primary school in … Continue reading

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Inkariy Museum near Calca, Peru

Just outside of the city of Calca, near the Urco terraces in Sacred Valley, Peru, is an excellent new museum which introduces visitors to 8 ancient cultures that predated the Spanish invasion and holocaust.  It covers over 5,000 years of Peruvian … Continue reading

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Images of Cuzco and Sacred Valley, Peru

The vibrant colors and extraordinary shapes of eastern Peru are unforgettable.  They overwhelm the senses.

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