One of the difficult things about being abroad is not having your network of friends and family. In the U.S. we live in a small town where we know lots of people. Both of our parents live within 20 miles and between the two of us we have five siblings within 70 miles (that’s not … More Lunch With Pepe
Hi! It’s Sofia! And it has been one heck of a ride being a vegetarian down here. Thank god, there is Italian descent here and lots of vegetarians. At some restaurants (like the one I went to tonight “Pescado Capitales”) there are vegetarian sections in the menu. But, at others (like “Pardo’s Chicken” a chicken … More Vegetarian In Peru
I traveled a lot with my parents when I was a kid and have gone on many vacations with them as an adult but I haven’t really traveled with them in a long time, as in waking-up-in-the-same-house-the-morning-of- your-early-flight sort of travel. It was interesting. My siblings and I went to Finland to visit my mother’s … More The Happy Traveler?
Hi, it’s Oscar and Nana! Today is Nana and Pa’s last day in Peru and Mama scheduled a food tour with the company Lima te Llena. Our guide, Jose met us and we walked to the Mercado Surquillo No. 2 which is the smaller and less well-known of the two markets. He told us a … More Exotic Eating
How many blog posts can one devote to a four-day, three night trip? Quite a lot, it seems (probably too many) so I will wrap it up in one last post. I am back in the land of the living after my bout of altitude sickness. Everyone else was (mostly) fine. My Spanish teacher told … More Our Trip to Machu Picchu (the finale!)
So the altitude finally got to me this morning in Cusco and I woke up feeling like I had the worst motion sickness/hangover of my life. Now back at sea level in Lima I am too tired to property write about the rest of the trip. But here are some pictures instead: Ollantaytambo, our … More Our Trip to Machu Picchu, Day Three (part one and a half!)
Morning came early for the bird watchers in our group: Sean, Nana and Sofia. They left at 630 a.m. for a walk around the property while the rest of us stayed in bed for a little bit more rest. (Or, a little bit more Minion Rush for Oscar.) I know that I was tired after … More Our Trip to Machu Picchu, Day Three (part one)
The train for Aguas Calientes left at 9 a.m. After a delicious breakfast of local yogurt and fruits, eggs, bacon, toast and more coca tea (it’s still doing the trick!) we stepped outside of our hotel doors and into the train. The kids kept saying how much it reminded them of the train in Harry … More Our Trip to Machu Picchu, Day Two
We arrived in Cusco this morning to bright sunshine, blue skies and dry air. What a welcome change from the gray, humid weather in Lima. (Which, by the way has been wreaking havoc on my hair. Why oh why did I cut it shorter into what was a stylish lob in N.Y. but is just … More Our Trip to Machu Picchu, Day One
As luck would have it, we all came down with the same sickness that Sofia and Oscar had when my parents arrived. We thought we were in the clear when we woke up on Tuesday morning and everyone felt fine. Sean left for a business trip to Colombia early that morning and after school and … More Bridge of Lies?