Monthly Archives: June 2012

Parting Shots: Chile


Overjoyed to be visiting their son in Chile after not seeing him for months while he studies abroad, Larry and Betty Oestenstad returned with great travel tales and photos. Helping plan the Oestenstad’s trip to discover the country their son Trevor had fallen for was especially gratifying to me, as a study abroad experience in

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Book Review: Death in the Andes

Death in the Andes

The high Andean Cordillera of Peru is where Mario Vargas Llosa weaves this tale. Tomasito, a young Lieutenant, finds himself stationed in Naccos – a desolate and dying town commenced with a now closed mine and surviving by building and rebuilding a road that’s continuously buried by landslides but leads nowhere anyways. Lituma, the Corporal,

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2011 South America Photo Contest Winners

South America

  Of thousands of great images from Knowmad travelers all over South America, check out the winning shots in the categories of Landscape and Scenery, Culture, and Wildlife. Thanks so much to you all for your keen photography and for a fantastic year.

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