Machu Picchu
High Elevation: Coca Leaves at Machu Picchu
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Eloj met a shaman several years ago who told him that he would work with lots of international people and that people would ask for him. The shaman had a…

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Potatoes at Pisac market
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. The…

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Nature walk in Chinchero, Peru
Five Llamas and a Baby Alpaca go up a Mountain and…
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I woke up exhausted from a week of rigorous hiking, running on little sleep and pure adrenalin, and aching from six straight days of altitude sickness. I really just wanted…

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Monse walking Pitu
“We have an unlimited budget for whatever salad you want”
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Monse and her brother took their parents’ message to heart: “We have an unlimited budget for whatever salad you want, and sports.” Growing up in Santiago, Chile, they looked forward…

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Easter Island
Papa Ra’au
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I arrived at Hanga Roa hospital on Easter Island at 3pm on Tuesday afternoon. I was looking for Pamela, the woman in charge of Papa Ra’au. The day before I…

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Cyndie has angel wings
The Chief Photo Diarist Tells a Story…
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Visual storytelling about health and wellness; my new chapter.

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