Dramatis persona*

helenhead Helen Chick

I've always wanted a bumper sticker that said "I'm a female, LDS/Mormon, Scout leading, geocaching, piano-playing, bicycling, mathematics educator with a PhD in maths ... and I VOTE"!

I think this makes me a minority group of cardinality 1!

* Since there's only one of me and "personae" is plural (I think), I've gone with dramatis persona.
January 2017
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BT – Chinchero

The final stop on the tour was to see a weaving and dyeing display in the town of Chinchero (somewhere around S 13°23.6′, W 72°3′). Again this was a mix of education, culture and advertising, but among many other things we learned what natural materials give rise to different coloured dyes for wool.

Apparently there is a […]

BT – Ollantaytambo

After lunch at one of the tourist restaurants that cater for these sorts of tours (this one had an amazing garden as well as an extensive variety of food) we made our way to Ollantaytambo (S 13°15.4′, W 72°16′). Here, many parts of the town still retain the original Incan buildings, but the main ruins that […]

BT – Pisaq

Today our exploration of Incan ruins continued, with a day-trip excursion to some of the ruins in the Sacred Valley. This valley follows the Urabamba River, a river which eventually (via another river) joins the mighty Amazon. The U-shaped glacial geomorphology of the valley — together with the lower altitude, warmer temperatures, and good rainfall — resulted […]