Wednesday, Dec. 10, 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Travels through Peru
(Bolivia & Chile)
Department of Social Science
I’m drawn to places with exotic names – Ayacucho, Lake Titicaca, Iquitos, the Andes, La Paz, Machu Picchu. I stare at place names on maps and the tiny symbols that represent areas unknown to me. People inhabit these wild lands and I’m curious to meet them. In the summer of 2014, after years of dreaming, I visited some of these exotic places; spoke with the people, witnessed their traditions, tasted their food, experienced daily life, and connected with landscapes that humbled me.
Come with me as we travel the spine of the Peruvian Andes, float on Lago Titicaca, bike “the most dangerous road”, hitch a ride with a Chilean trucker, ski enormous sand dunes, swim in the Amazon River, and hike one of the world’s most beautiful treks.
See photos and listen to stories from 2-1/2 months of travel through Peru, Bolivia, and Chile.