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GEOGRAPHY Lost & Found … (No. 38)

Naturally, you say, it is the Grand Canyon in the United States: 1 mile or 1,6 km deep. No, say the Peruvians, our Colca Gorge is 3,2 km or 2 miles deep, measured from the highest summit to the deepest bottom. Uuhh, disagree some geologists: Summit to bottom ist not correct, it should be measured … Weiterlesen »

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SUPERSTITION The Critic At Large … (No. 21)

It’s a small town in southern Ecuador: Vilcabamba. An arc over the entrance (see picture) welcomes visitors with the promise of long life and leads more or less immediately to dozens of real estate offices: Property is sold like hot cake to Americans rushing in to participate in something that nobody knows what it is … Weiterlesen »

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The Critic At Large (No. 5)

It’s repeated like the Tibetan prayers with the prayer mills in the temples. The truth is: When the Inka conquered what’s Peru today, thy climbed the Andes and found Machu Picchu on an elavation of more than 7000 feet – and couldn‘ believe their eyes! Machu Picchu was old already, possibly 1000 years older, older … Weiterlesen »

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