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Peru: A Train to the Clouds

Photo: CHIMI FOTOS/Flickr/Creative Commons License

A train departs the coastal mega city of Lima, Peru bound for the highlands once a month. The railroad passes through numerous tunnels and over trestles along the way, crowning out at nearly 16,000 feet elevation. Host Dave Yetman hops on the train to head to the indigenous city of Huancayo, high on the Altiplano of the Andes and as different from Lima as any two cities in the world.



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Day of the Dead: A Mexican Celebration

Many Native American groups in pre-Conquest Mexico celebrated one day each year when their deceased ancestors would return to visit them-El Dia de los Muertos. This ancient tradition has become the state of Oaxaca's most important celebration. Parades, home altars, and gaily-decorated graves welcome back the dead. The custom has spread throughout Mexico and even to Los Angeles and Tucson.

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