Hillary Prather (@hillaryprather) — The poor man’s polyglot. Currently in: 🇺🇸
SO proud of the @ingrahamcheer seniors, who graduated today 💙 The world isn’t re
SO proud of the @ingrahamcheer seniors, who graduated today 💙 The world isn’t ready for this storm of headstrong, hardworking, smart, amazing people! So much love for all of you 😊
21.06.2018 05:24:30
The American journey continues, to the place where a national pastime (supposedl
The American journey continues, to the place where a national pastime (supposedly) began 🇺🇸⚾️
09.06.2018 19:04:32
We went full America for our first week back 🇺🇸
We went full America for our first week back 🇺🇸...more
06.06.2018 16:49:05
I cannot believe today is our last day in South America. Most of it has been a d
I cannot believe today is our last day in South America. Most of it has been a dream 😍 Some, less so... I’ve been bitten by at least four dozen mosquitos, sunburnt in unmentionable places, violently sick a few times, swindled, terrified, and have had a couple panic attacks for good measure. Not to mention: hoo boy, if you ever want to find the cracks in your relationship, try spending every waking and sleeping moment together for three consecutive months 😂 But at the end of the day, I got to see a sliver of the world with my best friend, and I wouldn’t take back a single moment ❤️ Now it’s time to find our way home again, I miss it so much!
28.05.2018 19:32:04
Lares Trek, Day 4: Machu Picchu!
There’s not a whole lot to say, nothing really
Lares Trek, Day 4: Machu Picchu! There’s not a whole lot to say, nothing really compares 😍
28.05.2018 00:06:38
More from Lares Trek, Day 3: We stopped at the salt mines in Maras. These mines
More from Lares Trek, Day 3: We stopped at the salt mines in Maras. These mines have existed for decades, partitioned and passed down from one generation to the next.
27.05.2018 22:21:03
Lares Trek to Machu Picchu, Day 3: It’s quite literally all downhill from here!
Lares Trek to Machu Picchu, Day 3: It’s quite literally all downhill from here! We followed a river downhill for about 6 miles, and finally arrived in the Sacred Valley! Stopped at a local house for some homemade chicha (corn beer), and sat down for our last lunch with the @trekwithalpaca staff. They spoiled us rotten. I’ve never had ceviche while camping before 😍
27.05.2018 22:11:12
More of Lares Trek, Day 2: We camped in the village of Cancha Cancha, where we g
More of Lares Trek, Day 2: We camped in the village of Cancha Cancha, where we got to meet the locals, visit their houses, sample their foods, and try on their textiles. It’s comforting to know that everywhere in the world, kids mostly act the same. Some were shy, some were serious troublemakers (like these three little boys, notice how thrilled the woman taking care of them looks).
27.05.2018 21:55:39
Lares Trek to Machu Picchu, Day 2: With approximately 3,000 feet of elevation ga
Lares Trek to Machu Picchu, Day 2: With approximately 3,000 feet of elevation gain, this was without question the hardest day of the trek. Don’t let the smiling photos fool you, hiking at 15,000 feet is no joke, and we were all gasping for air. We peaked at Condor Pass, with panoramic glacier views. It’s amazing how quickly all the hard work felt like no big deal 😄
27.05.2018 21:44:55
Lares Trek to Machu Picchu, Day 1: From unbelievable views to the coldest night
Lares Trek to Machu Picchu, Day 1: From unbelievable views to the coldest night I’ve ever experienced. We were picked up in Cusco at 5:00am and taken to the beginning of our trek in Lares. We hiked up to about 12,000 feet and set up camp on a blue lagoon, where icy fog almost immediately set in. Our chef warmed us up with some coca tea 🍃 My hands are still defrosting...
27.05.2018 18:56:42
Okay so here’s the thing - this convent is BEAUTIFUL and full of rich, colonial
Okay so here’s the thing - this convent is BEAUTIFUL and full of rich, colonial history. However, it’s also built on top of Qoricancha, the most sacred temple to the Incan people. The Spanish came in and said “Oh, fantastic! This is ours now” And proceeded to loot the place and destroy all but three of the Incan structures here. The history in Cusco (and much of the surrounding area) is fascinating, because locals seem to have a simultaneous love of Catholicism that the Spanish brought, and respect for the Incan traditions that the conquerors tried to destroy.
21.05.2018 23:32:59
Natural pigments from around the Cusco area, and alpaca wool dyed with them 🌈
Natural pigments from around the Cusco area, and alpaca wool dyed with them 🌈...more
21.05.2018 02:09:46
National Geographic, HMU
National Geographic, HMU...more
19.05.2018 21:36:55
The ruins at Saqsayhuaman are even more of a labyrinth than we expected. They al
The ruins at Saqsayhuaman are even more of a labyrinth than we expected. They also offer a panoramic view of Cusco, but at a cost: you have to climb about a million stairs to get here. At this altitude, it nearly killed me 🏔
19.05.2018 21:34:00
Shirt from São Paulo, view from Cusco, beard from a general sense of laziness fo
Shirt from São Paulo, view from Cusco, beard from a general sense of laziness followed by it turning out pretty good-lookin’.
18.05.2018 21:23:38
Cusco is AMAZING, but I do miss being able to walk up a flight of stairs without
Cusco is AMAZING, but I do miss being able to walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded 😤
18.05.2018 21:12:04
TFW your photographer is, like, really funny. .
We were on our way to lunch toda
TFW your photographer is, like, really funny. . We were on our way to lunch today and came across these massive ruins, in the middle of Lima! We’d heard about them, but assumed they’d be hard to find. Nope! They just sprout up between the high-rises.
12.05.2018 23:24:59
I WISH I could have taken pictures inside this place. 
The catacombs are vast an
I WISH I could have taken pictures inside this place. The catacombs are vast and incredibly spooky. There are frescos from the seventeenth century that they JUST discovered after a recent earthquake revealed them under walls of paint. And absolutely my favorite part: there’s a huge library filled with books from as early as sixteenth century. The humidity has peeled back the spines on most, and the only lighting was from sunlight through the windows and slats in the ceiling. Dark wooden spiral stairs to the second floor mezzanine. It feels like stepping back in time! 📚📖
12.05.2018 15:37:26
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