Lima — When I come home from any trip, what I hold close to my heart — more than the memories of sites and having checked items off a bucket list — are the people and random experiences that go with them. I was in Peru for three and a half weeks and didn’t go to Macchu Picchu. That’s right. I went all the way down to Peru and didn’t go to the one place that everyone has on their 100 Things To Do Befor...
Iquitos — I gave the man a whack of U.S. dollar bills. As in most countries that accept American currency, I was expecting a quick exchange, a flip through the stack of 20, a swift writing of a receipt, and bam...
Lima — I was propped up on my elbows at the base of the Miraflores cliffs, beach-bumming and occasionally snickering at badly burned tourists while they hobbled behind their tanned surfing teachers, dragging...
One more drive across the Andes.
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Rose-coloured glasses, be damned!
The Peruvian adventure begins
I love to plan things accordingly, but this time I must try hard not to.