Recent Posts from Our Team and Friends
While taking a break from the sun and surf, relaxing in my hotel room in a tiny beach town on Mexico’s rugged Pacific Coast, my cell phone rang. "Howdy, Beautiful!" my friend of four decades shouted from snow country, thousands of miles away. "Been watchin’ your website for years and I read all your stories. Love ‘em. But I thought you were retired!"
All of your ducks are in a row. You have saved and carefully invested for years, and the personal discipline is about to pay off. So why is there apprehension in the bottom of your belly? Let's be honest: there is risk involved, and the future no longer seems certain or familiar.
I see it over and over again… a tourist arrives in Cusco and gazes in delight at the woman dressed in brightly colored native dress leading a llama. “Wow! Peru is magical! The people are so friendly! I never want to leave!”
When it comes to craftsmanship, Peru is particularly known for its weavings, especially in the Andes. With a culture that is so closely tied to raising llamas and alpacas, it stands to reason that weavings incorporating wool from these animals would be a staple, both for clothing as well as for decoration.
You may not realize it but Earth Day actually first came into being as far back as 1970. While that might seem a long time for modern societies that want quick fixes and magic bullets, when compared to the history of the Peruvian Andes, it’s practically a nanosecond.