Cusco is a very special city. It represents much history and also much progress. It is the gateway to many wonderful sites that we have shared with you previously. And it remains a bustling, productive city that introduces many visitors to the charms of Peru. Cusco has an elaborate and complete bus service … More Peru- Cusco
Peruvian Hairless Dogs are a well recognized breed here in Peru and even globally. You can click HERE to read a post about them. But that is not what we decided to adopt here in Peru. After our last trip to the USA in May, we knew that we wanted to add a second dog … More Peru- Adopting a dog!
We actually passed through Lima several times in our loops around Peru. The prior two visits were filled with touristic fun and exploration. But during this visit we had some other business to take care of, along with our fun stuff. One day in Lima we parked on the beach and had lunch while Nica … More Peru- Back in Lima, again.
The last post mentioned some of the touristy highlights we experienced in Lima. Another stop that we enjoyed was the private auto collection of Jorge Nicolini. You can see the website HERE for some additional info. But I will share some of the photos that we took during our visit. I know that many of … More Peru- Lima Auto Museum (Museo de Autos Nicolini)
Lima is the largest city in Peru. It spreads North and South along the beautiful ocean coastline and far into the suburbs. Each neighborhood of the city has specific characteristics and concerns. We enjoyed a couple of them during our visits to Lima. The first time we arrived in Lima, we were there to pick … More Peru- The capital, a visit to Lima with a friend.
Leaving the edge of the Amazon meant leaving the lush, wet jungle behind us. After that sketchy looking ferry across the river (click HERE to see that story) , the surroundings started to change quickly. We looked ahead on the map and realized we would be crossing the Andes on some rough, desolate dirt roads. … More Peru- The Cordillera Blanca and an amazing blue lake.
We drove the rough, muddy, bumpy road out of Ecuador and camped along a river just before the border. We had good company for the night, as we shared dinner with Baru (the dog) and his friend from Colombia. They are traveling on a motorcycle with a small trailer. If you are an Instagram user, … More Peru- Arrival To The Amazonas Region
Cuenca was our last big city stop in Ecuador before we crossed the border to Peru. The some small ruins that are attributed to the Inca mark the area around Cuenca. We took the time to explore several of them. Banos del Inca in Ecuador is an area said to have been used for ritual … More Ecuador- Cuenca and nearby historical areas.
This country is rich with indigenous heritage. The various cultures (tribes) are respected and honored with positions in the government and opportunities to improve their communities. Many traditions and practices continue to be a part of their daily lives. Raising, cooking and eating cuy is one of those traditions. Cuy (in the USA we call … More Ecuador- Daily life and history combined.
Baños is a bustling town built in a volcanic valley. The weather is nearly perfect year-round. The main business is tourism, and everything revolves around that income. Good restaurants, thermal pool spas, massage parlors, night clubs, a few parks and a beautiful church. The cathedral is the central point in town, as always. And while … More Ecuador- The Baños area