Soundscape of Manchu Pichu

Manchu Pichu was found accidentally in 1911 by a Yale professor who was searching for a different Incan City. He came across this city at a time when the city was covered by vegitation. He began escavsting and found 164 skeletons. He named this place Manchu Pichu (old mountian) because there were no documents indicating…

Observation of Parque de la Papa

While in our stay in Cusco, we had the chance to branch out to near villages high in the Andes mountains where we visited the community’s observing culture and their way of using the environment to sustain the population. These villages where only made of the material found locally such as the clay and yuca…

A Comparative of Cusco and The Chesapeake Bay

Cusco is a city located in the middle of a mountain valley which once was full of melted glacial water. Here, we learned about the city and also the Incas who once lived here in their scattered sacred lands and temples. The incas had a way of influencing the land and resources to shape their…

Soundscape of Punta San Juan

When we arrived to Punta San Juan along the southern coastline of Peru, I was not expecting to see, let alone hear, all the guano birds, sea lions, and fur seals. A single sound of a sea lion expanded across the land and at times was very irritating to the ears. It was like you…

Punta San Juan Comparative of the Chesapeake Bay

At Punts San Juan, there are May relations to the Chesapeake bay to which we had the chance to compare. Like the Chesapeake, the ecosystem is very unique do to the variety of plans and animals. At Punta San Juan, we stayed at research station where we stayed with scientist who regularly studied the guano…

Listening To The Silent Sounds of The Dessert in Peru

Driving from Lima to Punta San Juan, the bus made a stop in the deserts between the shore lines and the Andes mountains. There was nothing but a road with passing cars, mountains and sand doons in the distance and the hot sun drying out the landscape. This particular spot that we stopped at could…

An Observation of The People of Paracas and their Income

Moving southward from Lima to Punta San Juan, we made a night stay in Paracas to see the anchoveta factory and the guano harvesting on the Ballestas islands. When we arrived in Paracas, we walked the town towards the docks where we boarded boats and they took us out to see the sea lions, fur…