Pilgrimage to a Chavín Temple in the Peruvian Andes

About If you thought the Inca Empire and Machu Picchu was ancient, then let me tell you about the Chavín people, a civilization that existed between 900 – 200 BC.  The Chavín people for their times had superior knowledge in complex building construction which is evident from their discreet underground drainage systems and use of acoustics in…

Doing Machu Picchu Solo

My new flatmate and I got chatting yesterday and discovered that we both have a mutual love for Peru. Unfortunately he didn’t go to Machu Picchu and I realized a lot of travelers, I’ve met actually forgo the Machu Picchu leg of their Peruvian journey. And that only goes to show that Peru is not…

Where is Shyamni?

I was born in June and by God I’m a true blue through and through Gemini. My parents also in true Indian fashion gave me two names and I am equally known by both names to different groups. In a true Gemini fashion, my personalities also reflect my two given names and as the laws would…