Friday, December 28, 2012
Sunday, December 23, 2012
I'm in Lima!
As soon as I work myself free of the architectural details, I'm heading to the 1st International Congres on Breast and Colorectal Cancer in Peru.
At the 1st ICBCCP, with Esteemed Colleagues Eva and Jenny.
We are working hard. Really! We have badges and everything.
Here I am chairing the Coffee Break Session, with Alexandra, Nancy, Professor Dominguez, Mom Dominguez, Mev, Mabel, and Jean-Baptiste (who does not, thankfully, have a dog).
Mom makes really good dinners!
Michel and family, my generous Chief of Transportation. Thanks for getting us on the right buses!
Posted by NanU at 2:35 AM
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
After Cuzco we explored another archeological site: Caral.
Caral is all the rage now. It's too recently discovered to be in all the guidebooks, so only people who know go there. Nancy and I now belong to this elite.
I'm glad we have a guide to the ruins, because otherwise I wouldn't make head nor cottontails of what's what. This is the town clock, apparently.
And that's me & Nance, in front of some other significant item. It's remarkably round, is all I know.
Posted by NanU at 9:55 AM
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Now there's Peru for you. High plains with snowcapped mountains in the distance.
It's a fun ruin, but the steps are for giants!
Salt mines; got your salt mines.
And roast guinea pig! Very tasty, and only slightly cannibalistic.
Posted by NanU at 10:43 AM
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
These are my new buddies Helle and Christina. They do research on Lynch syndrome & stuff, but today we are leaving all that behind to go exploring in Peru.
We are on the train to Machu Picchu even now!!!
This is The Train Guy.
Well, not so much as zip, as a slow and easy clackety-clack across the fields and down the valleys, and then off the train in a town full of tourists and the people who try to sell them things. Then on the bus, bang-thump (careful of those other busses coming down - I thought this was a one-lane road) up up the mountain and here we are.
This place is so awesome that no exclaimation points are necessary. I would just have to put rows and rows of them.
The scenery is fantastic.
The ruins are really cool, with niches to display the Sacred Rabbit and to make offerings to him.
Back in the village we had a great lunch and a look around.
For the whole story of our South American Adventure, see Have Genes Will Travel (in the coming days), and I'll be back with more in a few days.
Posted by NanU at 9:27 AM