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Machu Picchu, Peru | The controversy around it's 100th anniversary discovery

maandag, maart 28, 2011 · Category World · comments 2

Machu Picchu, Peru | The controversy around it's 100th anniversary discovery

The magic of Machu Picchu, Peru and the Inca Empire has captured the souls of many travellers around the world. The famous Inca site located at 2.430 metres above sea level, often referred to as "The Lost city of the Incas" and brought to the worlds attention by American Historian Hiram Bingham, hs been declared UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983 and voted as one of the 7 New World wonders in 2007

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The Inca trial to Machu Picchu, Peru

maandag, maart 28, 2011 · Category World · comments 1

The Inca trial to Machu Picchu, Peru

Although we cannot compare modern times to the Inca times, when studying the Inca culture one will be amazed by the high level of sophistication and integration of nature into their lives. In Inca times legs where the only means of transportation. The Inca trial is based on the believe of respecting the different shapes of the terrain and ecological characteristic. The Inca's adapted the contructions to nature in stead of adapting nature to the Inca trial, what we humans are basically always doing. We change the nature to suit our needs. The Inca's had an opposite view.

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BRIC(S) | South-Africa as the port to the African Continent?

zaterdag, januari 8, 2011 · Category Economy · comments 0

BRIC(S) | South-Africa as the port to the African Continent?

With it's lagging economy and an official unemployment rate of 24,8% (unofficial rate close to 40%) adding South-Africa to Jim O'Neill's BRIC countries, seems a little bit odd. According to South-African media it is an important milestone, signifying South Africa is becoming a major emerging economy in the world. Being invited by China, it's largest trading partner, it seems more a political move than one based on facts and figures.

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Lake Titicaca at dangerously low level | Peru and Bolivia

dinsdag, maart 29, 2011 · Category Environment · comments 1

Lake Titicaca at dangerously low level | Peru and Bolivia

Lake Titicaca is a lake located on the border of Peru and Bolivia. At a height of some 3,811 m above sea level, it is the highest commercially navigable lake in the world. By volume of water, it is also the largest lake in South America.

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