Postcards from Machu Picchu, Peru EVEN VISITORS WITH DEPTHS OF SCHOLARLY KNOWLEDGE of Machu Picchu stand in wonder when they enter the historic sanctuary. “How?” each asks silently and aloud. How did the Inkas, centuries ago, plan and build this city on a mountaintop in a tropical forest? Explore the terraced levels and you only marvel…


Exploring the color-filled city on the bay IF I SAY THAT VALPARAISO IS TO CHILE AS AUSTIN IS TO TEXAS, I mean to compliment both. Of course, I would have to layer in some New Orleans and some San Francisco to get the right mix, and yet that would not describe any of them justly….