Rainbow Report #3: Mission Comida

For two weeks in September, I attended a Rainbow Gathering in Bolivia. In this report, I describe the Food Mission I embarked on for the Gathering. See the other reports here: #1, #2, #4, #5 — The food mission was an expedition into Camiri to source supplies at the local markets. It was an overnight affair. First, […]

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Rainbow Report #1: Welcome Home

In September I headed to a Rainbow Gathering in Bolivia. In my next few posts, I will tell the story of my time there and examine different aspects of what a Rainbow Gathering is and how it works. This first post introduces the concept and tells the story of my arrival there.  See the other […]

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The Machu Picchu Mistake

9:30pm, the night before my visit to Machu Picchu. I leap out of bed and race for the toilet. “Esta ocupado,” whispers a dorm-mate. But I’ve already slammed into the door and the poor girl inside – merely trying to brush her teeth – opens up. Before I can speak, the first retch comes. I […]

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Sweating It Out: The Temazcal

“Will you enter the Temazcal?” I had been asked the question more than once at Vive Piuki Mapu (Read about it here). The Temazcal – a small, igloo-like structure – had been simply constructed with tarpaulin over a bent-branch frame the day before. I knew that a ceremony involving steam was to take place there, but […]

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