A guide to Cusco and Machu Pic’chu; strategic tips on how to prepare for a trip to Peru, and how to get around, economically, without the need of tour guides or the ability to speak Spanish. I... More > have also included insights into the true ages of the megalithic structures of the Cusco area, including Machu Picchu. Many of them are far older than the Inca…< Less
Machu Picchu is the most famous stone complex in all of South America, and is visited by 2000 tourists a day. This fabled "Lost City" was created by the Inca, and was never discovered by... More > the Spanish conquistadors. However, not all of it was made by the Inca. There are 3 major stone temples that pre-date the Inca by several thousand years!
Professional tour guide Brien Foerster wrote this book so that the visitor, and arm chair explorer can read about this special place in a virtual tour format; many photos are included in this book, and it starts at the entrance gate, and then takes the reader on a complete visit of all of the amazing wonders of this masterpiece of architecture. Who made it? When? And what was its function? This book answers all of this and more.
It has recently been updated with photos from 1911 to 1913, when Machu Picchu was discovered and first excavated.< Less
Hawaii… The majority of books written about Hawaii, in my experience, contain little information about the Hawaiians themselves, and especially about their history prior to the arrival of... More > Captain James Cook. I lived in Hawaii, and learned the oral traditions from the Hawaiians themselves. Two major waves of migration occurred there, separated by more than 1000 years. And it was the interaction, battles, and melding of these two peoples that make up who the Hawaiians were to become. Where did the Hawaiians come from? What is a Kahuna? Who were the Hawaiian monarchs? And how did the US “acquire” this chain of islands? This book answers these questions, and many more.< Less
Among the least understood of ancient megalithic sites in South America is Tiwanaku, located about 12,500 feet in elevation near Lake Titicaca, Bolivia. And even less is known about Puma Punku, which... More > is in fact part of the Tiwanaku complex, and displays levels of stone shaping craftsmanship that can barely be recreated today. Who built these amazing places, when, and why? Brien was featured in an hour long special on Ancient Aliens TV, season 4 discussing both places…or are they one and the same?< Less