Lessons I’ve Learned From My Passport

I sent my beloved passport off last week, stuffing it into a nice bubble envelope together with my passport renewal application and a check for $110.  Not only was it set to expire this June […]

Lima – last day in Peru!

This morning we were up fairly early (again!) – 6:30 a.m. or so.  We were getting picked up for our city tour at 9:15 so we just took our time getting ready, packing, checking e-mail […]

Arequipa to Lima

We had time to kill this morning before our flight to Lima so we visited the Casa Moral, one of Arequipa’s famed colonial houses.  We also did some shopping in a market area called Fundo […]

Hiking out of the 2nd deepest canyon in the world

Today was a VERY difficult day!  Last day of the Colca Canyon trek and definitely the hardest.  Did I mention before that the Colca Canyon is the second deepest canyon in the world and twice […]

A Sprite has never tasted so good

Happy December!  I can’t believe it is December already, and considering we were hiking in sunny, 85 degree weather today, it definitely doesn’t feel like December. So last night we went to bed straight after […]

Crumbs, condors, canyons and cold showers

Wow, today has been one incredibly long, challenging day!  We woke up at 2:30 a.m. to get ready for our 3:00 a.m. pickup by Colonial Tours to start our 3 day Colca Canyon trek.  We […]

Exploring Arequipa

This morning we were up early again!  The sun rises so early here (5 a.m.), and it gets so bright, it is hard not to be up early.  Our room also feels like a sauna, […]