Tag Archives: Colca Canyon

If we were to do it again – what changes would we make?

We’re back from our 7-month trip to South America, and the trip exceeded our expectations. Even so, it’s always good to look back to assess what really went well and what we might have done differently. We’re guessing that honing … 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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one way to plan a BIG trip

It all started with three great destinations: Galapagos Islands off Ecuador, Machu Picchu in Peru, and Bahia Bustamante in Argentina.  How could we possibly choose between them? They’re on the same continent, so we reasoned, “Wouldn’t it be possible to … Continue reading

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