Tag Archives: Peru

What makes Europe so special

One of my most favorite things about cities throughout Europe are the Street Performers.  I have written about them many times in Madrid, Barcelona, Paris and even in Rome.  But I must say that this video just gives me goosebumps when I watch it.  Watching it also makes me long for a trip to just […]

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Day 15, 16 & 17 ~ The Greatest Vacation…. So Far

Thursday, September 18th Part of the Gang, of course enjoying our Pisco Sour’s As you know by now, we are here in Lima primarily for some R&R after our trek to Machu Picchu.  The majority of our remaining days are made up of eating, drinking, walking and shopping.  We like to bring home things from […]

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Day 14 ~ Continued The Greatest Vacation….So Far

Wednesday, September 17th Continued from the previous post.  Sorry, but I didn’t have enough room to share with you the Monastery of San Francisco.  The Monastery is a huge complex where the Franciscan Monks lived and studied.  In it’s day this must have been a spectacular place, it appears to be a bit run down […]

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Day 14 ~ The Greatest Vacation…. So Far

Wednesday, September 17th Today, I embrace the Alarm Clock. It is time to start remapping my brain to realize you can not just wish the clock away. After all we will be back to the rat race in the U.S. soon.  We are up early, a nice peaceful morning, breakfast with Peter and Judith. Off […]

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Day 11 ~ The Greatest Vacation…..so far

Sunday, September 14th The Beauty of Machu Picchu In my last post we had just arrived at Machu Picchu, the culmination of 4 days trekking through the Andes along the famed Inca Trail.  Pain, Sickness, Tragedy, Joy, Fear, Apprehension, Appreciation, Wonder, Awe, Altitude Sickness, all of these things and more,  we experienced.  Although in fact, […]

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Day 10 Continued ~ The Greatest Vacation….so far

Saturday, September 13th Continued from the previous post. We all gathered, expect for Sandra and Christy, and went in with Nico for the historical tour of the Lost City of Machu Picchu.  He walked us through every part of the city pointing out the sacred locations, the meaning of the stone work through out along […]

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Day 10 – The Greatest Vacation…..so far

Saturday September 13th Our Porters woke us at 4 a.m., holy crap it is too early for this. I did not sleep very well at all last night.  In fact I have not slept well since Tuesday, no wonder I am so tired.  It has been very difficult for me to sleep here, in these […]

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Continued…. Day 9 – The Greatest Vacation….so far

Friday September 12th Continued from previous post. Our trek up to this point was a combination of up and down and took us about 4 hours to get to the lunch spot, it was a beautiful walk, less stressful today because we didn’t have to climb 4000 feet in a few hours. Although we had […]

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Day 9 – The Greatest Vacation….so far

Friday, September 12th 5:30 a.m., one of our Porters, has awakened us with Hot Water and Coffee, I must say you really do appreciate hot water after two days on the trail. 6 a.m. Breakfast, today we actually had a pretty nice Omelet I am quite surprised, how did these guys manage to lug fresh […]

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Day 5 – The Greatest Vacation…..so far

Beep. Beep. Beep. Beep Ok, this is really turning into a hate-hate relationship, I must stop planning things to happen in the morning. Me, trying to make a deal, the town of Urubamba I have been waiting for this day, for a long time.  Today we go River Rafting down the Urubamba River.  A quick […]

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Day 4 ~ The Greatest Vacation….. so far

Monday, September 8 Beep, Beep, Beep, Beep 5 a.m. Dear Alarm Clock, I realize your going to be haunting me for the rest of my life, but please I am on vacation, give it a rest. We wake at the Airport this time, in an effort to sleep in, all we have to do is […]

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Day 3 ~ The Greatest Vacation…..so far

Sunday, September 7th Beep, Beep, Beep, Beep I really hate that alarm clock. I am guessing you know where we are going by now thanks to the map….Thats right we woke up in Lima, Peru, the capital of Peru.  On our way to one of the New Wonder’s of the World. 7:30 a.m., not much […]

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What a Wonderful World

Sometimes I forget how wonderful a world it really is.  I often go back and thumb through photographs that I have taken over the years, in all the wonderful places i’ve visited.   I am by nature attracted to color and nature.  Sometimes I wish I could just travel around the world taking photographs of […]

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Day 2~The Greatest Vacation….so far

Saturday, September 6th Beep, Beep, Beep, Beep Not again, oh wait, it’s 8:30, thats not so bad.  The benefits of black out shades in the hotel, whoever came up with that one, it’s a good idea.  Today is not going to be a particularly exciting day, however the good news is that I must have […]

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