Category Archives: Peru

MATE and MALBA

What were we looking for? Art that inspired or educated or was just so beautiful we’d not easily forget it. We expected we might find what we were looking for at MATE Museo Mario Testino in Barranco (Lima), Peru. What … Continue reading

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An outing with strangers that turned to gold

Our first day back in Lima, started out with a lazy morning. It was a Saturday, the sky was leaden, and we were tired, having traveled the day before from Arequipa. Why not have a relaxed breakfast? We sat down … Continue reading

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Earthquake in Peru: our 2nd miss

The day started like any other. Who could possibly have guessed that so much would change here on this very day? We saw other damage from earlier earthquakes – damaged buildings, roads destroyed, and alternative roads built. Our guide told … Continue reading

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Getting there was a scenic high

Going over the 15,800’ pass was cold and breath-taking. We had no idea the drive to Colca Canyon would be so scenic. We’d planned this side trip many months earlier and had forgotten any details of what the drive would … Continue reading

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The fate of the 2nd daughter

Every day we passed an unusual building on our walk in Arequipa, Peru. The plain white and very high stone walled building took up an entire block near the Plaza de Armas. No windows in sight. We found out that … Continue reading

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A glimpse back at the magic

Most tourists spend only a day or two in Cusco as a transit point before moving on to Machu Picchu. If they travel on to the Sacred Valley, it’s often in a quick day trip. We took our time, and … Continue reading

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Sunday afternoon at the Plaza de Armas in Cusco

Wondering where to go on a Sunday afternoon in Cusco, Peru? The old, historic capital city of the Inca Empire has several plazas in the city center. We strolled into the Plaza de Armas and were lucky to get seats … Continue reading

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