Morning at Machu Picchu
Peru

Morning at Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu. Many would call it the penultimate Peruvian destination. Miraculously built by the Incans thousands of years ago on the steep ridge of a mountain. A mountain with two earthquake fault lines and prone to landslides. An ancient structure with engineering and architectural planning well beyond its years. And, to be honest, one of … Continue reading

Pleasant Surprises
Peru

Pleasant Surprises

Thirty-six hours of travel later: a taxi, a bus, a second taxi, three planes, a car, a bus, and a van and we’re home in Haiti. Simultaneously exhausted and refreshed, I find myself looking back on the highlights of the past eight days we spent in Peru. Over the next week or so, I’ll post … Continue reading

Redefining Happiness
Argentina / South America

Redefining Happiness

My trip to Argentina began in a Sociology class last semester. We were studying alternative economic structures to capitalism (I know, you’ve already written me off as a communist at this point but try–if you can stomach it–to keep reading). The class was titled “Economic Social Justice from Below” and our main case study was the recuperated … Continue reading