Archive for August, 2008

Weavers 2.0

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

  The 22 highland weavers of Patacancha, Peru received payment for goods sold today. Their efforts to revitalize and maintain the skills of the ancient craft were rewarded with a small percentage of the millions of tourist dollars that annually flow through the sacred valley into Machu Picchu.   After receiving payment, ...

Ride Your Own Ride

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

The tourist walked up to the restaurant, stopped, glanced at the exterior, looked over the menu on display and smiled, apparently finding something he liked. He started to enter but then stopped.   He pulled his travel guidebook out and leafed through the well worn, dog eared pages until he came ...

Salinas

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

  The hunter-gatherer bent down to the bubbling spring. The water was clear like the other springs he knew. The water was warm like some other springs he knew.   He cupped his hand into the water and tasted it, then quickly spit it out.   This water didn’t taste like the other ...

Photos Posted: May, June & July 2008

Saturday, August 9th, 2008

Photos for May, June & July 2008 are now posted at: http://www.hackneys.com/gallery/v/travel/ .

Photo Gadget of the Week

Friday, August 8th, 2008

Photo gadget of the week is Steph's Gorilla Pod made by Joby http://www.joby.com/ It enables support/mounting of our pocket cameras and Steph's Canon 30D or 40D with a short lens just about anywhere. It is a great device and it has come in very handy on numerous occasions. Highly recommended.  

Updated Conversions Spreadsheet

Friday, August 8th, 2008

I updated the conversions spreadsheet and added it to the main travel site. The conversion spreadsheet automates conversions between U.S.A. and metric measurements for: Length Weight Pressure Volume Liquid Volume Area ...

Llama Breakfast

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

This was our view this morning.  Cusco, Peru. .

Angels 12

Friday, August 1st, 2008

  The Andean condor (Vultur gryphus) is one of the largest flying birds in the world with a wingspan of up to 10.5 feet / 3.2 meters and weighing up to 33 lbs. / 15 kg. It is a soaring bird, only flapping its wings about once an hour and unable ...