psychological-benefits-trekking
Hikers around the world know that walking in nature is not only good for physical health, but for mental health as well. Walking through the woods while observing colorful birds and foliage, feeling the air in the face, sitting next to a blue lake and listening to a soothing running stream simply clear our mind and...
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trekking-poles-pros-cons
If you hike often, you might see some hikers using trekking poles. But the importance of the trekking poles has been much debated.  Like every great discussion, there are pros and cons regarding the subject. The hiking community is split on the need for this gear, so the decision truly depends on you. In Explorandes we give...
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Hiking-Boots-tips
If you’re gearing up for a hike, the most important piece of gear you can buy is a good pair of hiking boots. On Peruvian trails, you’ll likely tackle uneven terrain strewn with rocks and roots and it can be for long periods. So you need sturdy but comfortable footwear to protect your feet and provide...
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intihuatana-machu-picchu
The Incas had as one of their main gods the sun (inti, in Quechua language). Therefore, it was important for priests to observe the sun and understand it. So, they had an astronomic clock or calendar that indicated some significant celestial periods for them. This clock was called intihuatana. Intihuatana is derived from Quechua, and...
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