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Off the Gringo Trail in Peru

Sipán, Peru by Irene Butler Peru – Published in Travel Thru History E-Zine With the uncovering of over 1000 ceramic pots containing food for the afterlife, archaeologist Walter Alva knew his 1987 discovery near the village of Sipán, Peru was of major importance. I can only imagine his euphoria when under the pots he unearthed…

Patagonia: Land of Giants

Patagonia – By Irene Butler Published in TravelLady and Travel-Wise E-Zines In 1520 Admiral Ferdinand Megellan landed on the shores of what is now known as Patagonia and immediately encountered the Tehuelche tribe. Ranging between six and six-foot-seven they appeared gigantic to the Admiral and his crew of short-statured Spaniards. Some say naming of Patagonia (an…

All Aboard The India Express

By Irene Butler Our India Photo Galleries Published in BC Travel Writers “Will you take a look at this?” asked my partner, Rick. “Wonder if they know the train schedules?” I shaded my eyes to have a look. “They don’t need a schedule. They have the right of way,” Rick added. “Well, I’ll be. You’re…

The Many Faces of Beijing

Beijing – by Irene Butler Published in Travellady online Magazine A fascinating medley of ancient sites and cosmopolitan delights flooded our senses in Beijing, China’s capital of nearly 15 million people. On our first stroll down Wangfujing Dajie, the prestigious pedestrian shopping street, my husband Rick and I were hooked. In an explosion of neon…