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100 things for sale during breakfast

9 de Julio, Salta, Argentina´s beautiful central plaza is abuzz with activity most mornings and late, post-siesta afternoons.  Sundays are the glaring exception; a ghost town takes over Salta.  Young kids in school uniforms invade every inch of the main … Continue reading

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Mushrooms! – of the Amazon Rainforest!

Down here in the Peruvian Amazon, not far south of the equator, my fascination with mushrooms continues of course… Upon heading to South America I was eager to see what types of mushrooms I might discover deep in the jungle … Continue reading

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Cusco, Peru (Sights, Sounds, Smells)

Cusco, Peru is a constant buzz of activity.  The sensory experience of walking down Cusco´s narrow streets explain it best… Cusco is high: 3,400m. / 11,200ft. Inevitably you will drag yourself up and down its cobbled streets, huffing and puffing … Continue reading

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Reflections on the jungle, from the desert

Sitting here in an internet cafe in Arequipa, Peru – the second largest city in the country with a population of around 900,000 located in the desert foothills of the Andes – I find myself reminiscing of the jungle.  Traveling down the … Continue reading

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first thoughts on Peru

I arrived in Peru on February 7th, a little over a month ago today, and it´s already been one crazy adventure. What exactly it was that brought me here, how long I´ll stay, what I´m hoping to discover – these … Continue reading

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Grow Your Own (Organic) Food: A Brief How To

Once you have decided to grow your own food, there are a few different directions you might go in as far as first steps are concerned.  In my opinion, before you start looking at seed catalogs or sketching out where … Continue reading

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STILL in need of a New Year’s Resolution? Grow Your Own Food

Still haven’t made a New Year’s Resolution?  Don’t believe in resolutions, but want to do something to improve your life this year?  Here’s an idea which you can accomplish and which will benefit your health, happiness, community, and wallet while … Continue reading

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