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September 2019

Machu Picchu, Peru ©2019, Cyndie Burkhardt
High Elevation: Coca Leaves at Machu Picchu
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Communicating with coca leaves

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Potatoes at Pisac market, Peru ©2019, Cyndie Burkhardt
Guardians of the Potato at Parque de la Papa
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“Papa” is a Quechua word that simply means tuber (a.k.a. potato). You probably don’t want to call your dad a tuber but the word connotes deep respect in Peru.

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