Traveling in Style
Jul02

Traveling in Style

You probably remember that in mid-June we endured 30 hours of bus rides to go from Olón, Ecuador, to Lima, Peru.  Both of us were dreading the ride.  I was probably even more reluctant than Tigger since our last really long bus ride was a very rough experience.  The ride felt a little less daunting, though, as soon as we boarded and got settled in a bit.  Tigger quickly decided this was “the coolest thing I’ve ever...

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No Drugs

After enduring a delayed flight to LAX causing me to have to run through several terminals to get to the international one, arriving after the computer system was locked out for my flight (but supervisor was kind enough to allow me to check-in anyway) and being told that most likely my bags would not be joining me when I arrived in Lima, then flying all night long, by the time I got to the window in the Lima airport so I could pay my...

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Weirdest Travel Experience I’ve Had Yet

After spending 5 days in the rain forest, it was time to head up north to the coast.  My departing flight from Puerto Maldonado was delayed which meant a much longer wait in the Lima airport than I had wanted.  After finally arriving at the Cajamarca airport, I grabbed a cab.  The ride was a little scary when the driver felt it was necessary to explain to me why he was driving in the middle of the two-lane road.  Apparently, people...

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Pooped on by Bats in Puerto Maldonado
Jan04

Pooped on by Bats in Puerto Maldonado

Recounting my 5 days in the Amazonian rainforest and boating on the Madre de Dios River near Puerto Maldonado, Peru. Find out how I got bombed by guano.

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Sexy Woman and Guinea Pigs

Note : This is part 3 of a multipart series about Peru. I’m quite positive this title is going to get me a lot more spam and bots, but I couldn’t resist. Before we head to Saqsaywaman (pronounced similar to “sexy woman”), I realized I forgot to mention a possibly little-known fact about Peru:  They have some great chifa places (Chinese food).  I can’t rate this recommendation since I only went to one, but...

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Navel of the World

Note : This is part 2 of a multipart series about Peru. All photos are protected by copyright. We could probably easily do a few posts just about Cusco. For some odd reason I had always imagined it as some small town in the mountains. Boy was I wrong! (Make sure to click on this pic, it’s much better full sized.) It is a city that quickly goes from fairly modern to ancient Incan just by turning the corner. Getting around Cusco...

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