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Reporting on 5 months of Exploring Sustainable Communities in Peru!

Posted on July, 12 2013
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Minhoca in the Andes! Minhoca in the Andes!
Marching against GMO's with Seed Guardians of the Sacred Valley Marching against GMO's with Seed Guardians of the Sacred Valley
Yoga class at Kapievi EcoVillage Yoga class at Kapievi EcoVillage
At Sircadia Project At Sircadia Project
EcoTruly Park! EcoTruly Park!
Machu Picchu! Machu Picchu!
Lunch with volunteers at Refugio Tikabamba Lunch with volunteers at Refugio Tikabamba
Celebrating Alpaca Day in Huancavelica Celebrating Alpaca Day in Huancavelica
With Antonio at Peruvian Permaculture Institute With Antonio at Peruvian Permaculture Institute
Leticia with kids at Eutopia EcoCenter Leticia with kids at Eutopia EcoCenter
Selling coca leaves Selling coca leaves
In the Amaru Indigenous village In the Amaru Indigenous village
Común Tierra at the Tanpu Bio-Market in Sacred Valley, Peru Común Tierra at the Tanpu Bio-Market in Sacred Valley, Peru
Bye bye Peru!! Thanks for everything! Bye bye Peru!! Thanks for everything!

Peru, world famous for it’s ancient Incan ruins, is a country with a large Indigenous population and massive biodiversity. Our time with the Común Tierra Project in Peru brought us through one of the continent’s biggest deserts, up the highest peaks of the trip to date, and into the thick tropical Amazon jungle. Preparing for our time in Peru, we knew we would be fascinated by the ancient cultures still alive and strong today, including the Inca, a powerful civilization with a captivating cosmovision. What we didn’t know was what to expect from the sustainability movement. On a national level, Peru is experiencing huge economic growth largely based on an extractive ...

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Following the Rainbow: On the road from Cusco to Bolivia!

Posted on February, 11 2013

After 4.5 months of traveling in Peru, visiting with grassroots sustainability projects around the country, and learning about the ancient and modern Andean cultures, we wrapped our stay in this immense country. We spent our last few weeks in the Sacred Vally and Cusco region, visiting our last projects in the region and participating in a couple events to promote seed saving and protest against GMO's in Peru. A seed exchange with local seed savers around the Sacred Valley region. We also participated in an event in Cusco about GMO's in Peru, which ended with a demonstration in the streets against GMO's and promoting native seeds: Indigenous groups came down from the high Andean ...

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Exploring the Peruvian Amazon: Projects, Nature Reserves and Sustainable Solutions!

Posted on January, 16 2013

Hello beautiful family!! What's happening? We are very well, just back to Cusco after spending some beautiful days in the Peruvian Amazon. We were in the region of Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios, visiting some projects and breathing that rich moist air of the jungle!   We left Minhoca with a *raincoat* in Cusco and took a 10 hour bus to reach the town of Puerto Maldonado. ECOALDEA KAPIEVI Kapievi is a community EcoVillage project, ecocentro for environmental regeneration, space for yoga, healing, and education founded eight years ago in Puerto Maldonado, Bajo Tambopata. For the last few years, the city of Puerto Maldonado has been feeling the impact of the construction of a new 'Transoceanic' Highway connecting ...

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Adventures in the Sacred Valley: Machu Picchu, Community Projects, Eco-Fairs, and Celebrating the Arrival of New Cycles!

Posted on January, 06 2013

Hanpuy family! Happy New Year, and New Baktun! We write from Cusco, camped at 3,500 meters (almost 12,000 feet!) amidst these skyscraping Andean mountains and glaciers ... with little oxygen in the air and lotslove in the heart! The Sacred Valley of the Incas is without a doubt one of the most beautiful regions of Peru... we've spent the last month and a half moving around this piece of Común Tierra, making connections and learning about the growing ecological movement in the area ... here are some reports and stories! TIKA PATA ECO-SCHOOL We arrived to the Sacred Valley at night, after 2 long road days, and found a place to camp at the Tika ...

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On our way in Perú!

Posted on October, 19 2012

What’s up family? We’re writing from Peru, country number 9 of this odyssey, where we’ve been exploring the last 3-4 weeks. We left Ecuador in late September and crossed into the northern Peruvian coastal region. It was surprisingly easy to cross the border, which was totally empty and calm, and even though we were without Ryan’s drivers license (long story…), a copy of it turned out to be all we needed. We arrived to Peru at night and when we woke up on the beach of Zorritos we had our first views of Peru: desert dunes, beautiful beaches, Pelicans fishing in the wide Pacific waves, and good surf. On our way south, in the ...

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