It is 3,258 miles from Durham to Chanchamayo Valley, an area famous for its coffee and fruit farms in the Central Jungle of Peru.

I found this itema wall hanging, perhaps?on a recent rainy day as I walked down Morehead Avenue, between Duke and Vickers streets in Durham. It’s a long way from home.

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