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November 30, 2017

Like everyone else, we came to Cusco for Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is the item on everyone’s bucket list. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the World and a Unesco World Heritage Site. It gets all of the attention and is the focus of most tourists to Peru.  As many as...

November 27, 2017

Lima, the capital of Peru, is one of the largest cities in South America. The colonial city is well preserved and the city is full of museums, churches and plazas. 

Lima's historic center is famous for it's overhanging  spanish colonial balconies. They were built in the...

November 25, 2017

After a wonderful day of exploring ancient ruins, we were once again excited for the remainder of our stay in Peru. We caught an early flight to Lima, the capital of Peru. When we arrived at the airport we were pleased to discover that we were flying first class.

It was...

November 23, 2017

It’s funny how one person can change your perception of a place. One person really can make a difference. For us that person was Dilser. He helped us fall in love with Peru.

We had just left Truillo’s square and caught a cab to Chan Chan, a UNESCO  World Heritage Site....

November 23, 2017

At two in the morning and we were in a long line at the Ecuador and Peru border. I looked at the beautiful twelve foot posters of Machu Picchu and was excited to be on our way to our next adventure. In less than three weeks we would be hiking to the beautiful lost city...

November 22, 2017

No trip to Ecuador is complete without a trip to the Galapagos Islands. Friends have asked if we were going to make it to the Galapagos on this visit to Ecuador. As much as we would like to do so we simply don’t have the time. Three years ago we spent our Christmas fam...

November 21, 2017

During our stay in Banos we realized that we had over 4,000 kilometers to travel to Santiago, Chile to meet our children for the Christmas holidays. As much as we enjoy slowly traveling, we had to speed things up. We would have to make an itinerary of all of the things...

November 19, 2017

Banos is a small tourist town in the mountains of central Ecuador. It is also the adventure capital of the country. This is where most of Ecuador comes to play. Banos has zip lining, rafting, canyoning, mountain biking, and hiking, but most importantly it is known for...

November 17, 2017

We generally avoid tours, but some things we want to do require guides. And, so it was with Cotopaxi Volcano. Climbing is not allowed without a licensed guide. We arranged our hike through our hostel Tiana, in Latacunga. 

Our guide was Diego and he met us in the lobby o...

November 16, 2017

Between the food, the jacuzzi and the llama we decided to stay another day at Llullu Llama Hostal.  Our cabana was delightful. We had a beautiful view from our deck and Ol made a new friend. After just a little attention the  St. Bernard at Llu Llu’s followed him every...

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