Thursday, July 22, 2010

the interior of the island

The natives presented palm branches as peace offerings. According to ethnographer Alfred Mètraux, the most common type of house was called "hare paenga" known today as "boat house" because the roof resembled an overturned boat. The foundation of the houses were made of buried basalt slabs with holes for wooden beams to connect with each other throughout the width of the house.

These were then covered with a layer of totora reed, followed by a layer of woven sugarcane leaves, and lastly a layer of woven grass. There were reports by European visitors who said they had seen "boles of large palm trees"

Peiser considers these reports to indicate that considerable numbers of large trees still existed at that time, which is perhaps contradicted by the Bouman quote above.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Angel Island in San Francisco Bay

Angel Island is a extraordinary and pleasing island located in San Francisco Bay. Angel Island State Park cover entire island and the Island offer miles of hiking trails, including a amazing trek to the top of Mt. Livermore. Mt. Livermore is the highest point of the island in that you'll find impressive panoramic view of the entire Bay Area . The island is visited by thousands of people who go to familiarity its narration and frivolous activities.

A volunteer program as Tourism Cares for America is to help safeguard, conserve and protect tourism related sites in America that need concern and innovation. The program is a wonderful occasion for you to roll up your sleeves and make a difference while networking with other travel industry professionals who fancy to give back.