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The Amazing New Adventures of Larry and Mark - Peru, Land of the Incas

Chapter 1

Land of the Incas - End of June to July 9, 2009


After six months of putting this off, I'm finally ready to start the Peru story. 


Why Peru?  This is my first trip which was not centered on wildlife.

I have been to the Amazon jungle, Galapagos, Africa and the Arctic with

team-mate Mark Blazis.  But this trip was different.  We were not looking

for the animals (we found plenty.)  We were looking for pre-historic civilization

and the mystique of the "Inca" and their ancient construction techniques

which were done so well that many of them are intact hundreds of years later.





Some of our team were already friends, including the Blazis' Mark and Helen,

Dr. and Mrs. Bruce and Carolyn Field, and Dr. Nancy DeTora and son Ben.  The

rest of our 17-person team we would get to know very well over the next ten days.


I have tried to research a lot of what we have seen and done in Peru.

My information has come from many sources:

Information directly from our guide, Willow

Books include:

The Cities of the Ancient Andes by Adriana Von Hagen

The Incas and their Ancestors by Michael Moseley

The Machu Picchu Guidebook by Ruth Wright and Dr. Alfredo Zegarra

Machu Picchu - Inca Treasure by Frederico Kauffman-Doig

Machu Picchu - Unveiling the Mystery of the Incas  Burger & Salazar ed.

Peru - Discovery Insight Guide

Peru - Viva Travel Guide

Multiple Internet Sites

Plus: course notes from Sarah Reich: Anthropology 356 - Archeology of the Andes


This is not being presented as a scholarly writing.  It is therefore

highly likely that parts of my information will be taken from some of

these sources without attribution.  No profit is to be made from this

presentation -- It is being done for my pleasure and yours only.

If there are any errors, I hope that one of my team mates or Willow will inform me.



You may reach me for comments:

Laurence Reich

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