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Robbed – Of Lomo & A Backpack, Too!

I wanted Lomo Saltado for breakfast. We went into a restaurant near the square in Arequipa with a sign that said it was their house breakfast special. We ordered. She said she didn´t have it. Robbed, [...]

By |May 23rd, 2009|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Quillabamba, Town of Eternal Summer

 . . . and make no mistake, as the people of Quillabamba will tell you repeatedly, this town certainly is not Cusco! We left the tourist-frequented area of Cusco and the Sacred Valley, only to [...]

By |May 19th, 2009|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Puppies, Comfort and Giving Birth On Top Of A Fourteen Thousand Foot Apu

Let me recommend Ampay bus line for all of the above. We hop onto the afternoon bus bound for Quillabamba and I am impressed. This bus is a Mercedes-Benz with freshly ironed curtains lining the [...]

By |April 29th, 2009|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Dante’s Disco Inferno Taxi

It is 9:30 AM, and we just finished buying bus tickets. We want to get a cab to downtown Cusco, get some lunch, go to the bank and then return to this bus station on [...]

By |April 29th, 2009|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

No, Nadie!

By the time we arrive in Paucartambo it is nearing midnight. We just want to find a hostel and get the skinny on how to get to Tres Cruces, the place with the amazing sunrises. [...]

By |April 29th, 2009|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Close The Windows!

Matt is a big sweaty guy. When he rides in a cramped bus, he likes to feel the air from an open window. The only problem is that Peruvians often insist that people close the [...]

By |April 29th, 2009|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Wet Season Vs. Dry Season In Peru

Recently, I made a claim that there really isn´t much difference between the wet season and the dry season in Peru. I hereby revise my earlier statement. I lived in Pisac for the wet season [...]

By |April 28th, 2009|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Asiento Numero 49

We decided to head to a high mountain town called Paucartambo for no other reason than that we heard the sunrise near there in June and July is amazing. We figured, eh, why not go [...]

By |April 28th, 2009|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Travel Well! Remember That The World Is Basically A Good Place . . .

Travel Well! And always remember that the world is basically a good place, full of honest and well-meaning people. The reason I bring this point up today is that last week, Matt and I met a very [...]

By |April 22nd, 2009|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Tipon – A Gem Near Cusco

After being in the Cusco area for a week or so,  it´s really easy to regard the next set of ruins on your sightseeing list as most likely being ´just a big pile of rocks.´ After all, if [...]

By |April 21st, 2009|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments