Inca Trail Views (2/2)

The Classic Inca Trail Peru, South America Part 2 Things we learned on the Inca Trail: It is not a competition. It is not about fitness, but endurance. It is not so much about endurance of the body, but of the mind. The speed of your progress depends on how much luggage you are carrying, physically and mentally. At the end of the trail you are bound to have lost some baggage along the way. You will meet many different […]

Tikal – Maya Sites Discovery 2015 – Site 2

Tikal National Park, Petén, Guatemala, Central America Tikal is the largest excavated Maya site in the Americas and once was one of the greatest and most prominent cities in all of the Maya world. Besides general sightseeing, of interest to me during my recent visit in September, was to get to know more about the advanced technologies and sophisticated infrastructure which could be found in Tikal in its heyday. I was also interested in learning more about the reasons for […]

Exploring Easter Island – Days 5, 6 and 7

Travelogue: Rapa Nui – Highlights of Day 5 (continued) + Days 6 & 7 Te Pito Kura the magnetic stone, Manavai plant enclosures, Hare Moa stone chicken coops and Anakena Beach.   Right next to Paro (the toppled moai) I found a stone enclosure with a large stone in the centre and four small stones surrounding it. The smaller stones are “seats” and people can sit here and place their hands on the large stone to absorb the energy. The […]

Exploring Easter Island – Day 5 – Part 1

Travelogue – Highlights of Day 5 – Rapa Nui: Rano Raraku Crater and Lake, Papa Vaka Petroglyphs and Garden and Paro the fallen Moai at Te Pito Kura Day 5 (Part 1) I woke up at about 3am and something was amiss. It was quiet outside. The stormy weather had died down. This could just be a lull I thought, but what if it holds? I reset my alarm and went back to sleep, holding thumbs. I was up early. […]

Exploring Easter Island – Days 1 & 2

Travelogue: Rapa Nui – Days 1 & 2 (June 2015) Day 1: After about five hours of flight time from Santiago, we were nearing our destination. Serious turbulence started up during our descent in the stormy weather. Just before touch-down a very strong tug to the left occurred, then to the right, followed by a hard bounce as wheels connected with rain-soaked tarmac, complimented with (some) veering and swerving, but no skidding, until the plane came to a standstill. A […]

Megalithic Circles and Spirals (2) – Loughcrew, Ireland

LOUGHCREW, COUNTY MEATH, IRELAND Megalithic rock engravings at Loughcrew Megalithic Cairns, County Meath, Ireland. Photographed by Jean-Jacques Montagnier (06.10.2012)  © 2012 – 2014 All Rights Reserved. — Loughcrew dates back to between 3500 and 3300 BC (older than the pyramids at giza in Egypt at 2560 BC) and is of major historical significance in Ireland. View Full Album** Read about Loughcrew — (More) Neolithic Circles and Spirals (1) Recent & Related The Fifth Element – Illuminating the Shadows The Shifting Stages Peruvian Selection […]

A Visit to Newgrange

NEWGRANGE Neolithic rock art at Newgrange, Co. Meath, Ireland (11.02.2012) Photographed by Jean-Jacques Montagnier  © 2012 – 2013 All Rights Reserved. ** Related Post on Gypsy Café: Megalithic Circles and Spirals Recent & Related Peruvian Selection – People, Landscapes, Churches & Ruins Inca Trail Views (2/2) Inca Trail Views (1/2) Peru – Ancient Inca Design and Architecture Peru – Uros floating islands on Lake Titicaca Tikal – Maya Sites Discovery 2015 – Site 2 Copán – Maya Sites Discovery 2015 […]

Upwards and Onwards

“Upwards and Onwards” Jean-Jacques @ Gypsy Café Copyright © 1995 – 2015 · All Rights Reserved Recent & Related Peruvian Selection – People, Landscapes, Churches & Ruins Inca Trail Views (2/2) Inca Trail Views (1/2) Peru – Ancient Inca Design and Architecture Peru – Uros floating islands on Lake Titicaca Tikal – Maya Sites Discovery 2015 – Site 2 Copán – Maya Sites Discovery 2015 – Site 1