Category: Aymara

Amazing Tiwanaku

Tiwanaku, Bolivia. 7. April, 2017. Tiwanaku was the ceremonial capital of an empire that thrived in the Andes Mts. around Lake Titicaca from 200-700 AD. Only administrators and leaders lived in the city and directed the daily running of the empire from this place….

A Lively Festival

La Paz (Chuqi Yapu), Peru 9.04.2017 We were woken early on Sunday morning by loud banging of drums and trumpets just outside our hotel window. A little annoyed we scrambled to the window to see what was going on. The little church just next…

Blessed Pachamama

Cuzco, Runa Simi (Quechua) Country, Peru 20.04.2017 We participated today in a special ritual dedicated to Pachamama, the gods in the mountains and the Incas Sacred Valley, Willka Qhichwa. Although this was done for tourists at this occasion, the ritual has clearly a sacred…

Saksaywaman

Cuzco, Runa Simi (Quechua) Country, Peru 22.04.2017 A mysterious and fantastic place. Surreal. Defies explanation. Who built it? Why did they build it? What is the meaning of the layout of the place? Does it have some correlation to Angkor Wat and Tiwanaku? What…

Bolivia, a New Dawn?

La Paz, Bolivia. April 7th, 2017. Bolivian history is a violent one. Marked by a vicious cycle of endless robbery by a few elite criollos of Spanish and European descended people who make up the upper class, especially in the east of the country….

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