February2016

Puno and Tacna, Peru

Puno, Peru Puno is popular mostly because it sits right on the border of Bolivia and on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca. There isn’t really much in the way of interesting things to see in the city itself. Most people are there for one of two reasons: visiting the[…]

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Cusco Peru

Cusco Before and After Machu Picchu I stayed in Cusco for about three days before going to Machu Picchu, and again for about three days after. In February of 2016, which is the rainy season, it was coat weather at night, morning and evening, however, in the mid day often[…]

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Machu Picchu Peru

One of my top “bucket list” items is a visit to Machu Picchu, the ancient Inca ruins near Cusco Peru. On February 2nd of 2016, I was finally able to check this off my list. Stay in Aguas Calientes About 20 minutes down the mountainside is a small town called[…]

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Huaraz Peru

Tall Mountains! The Andes mountains in Peru is really tall with 37 of these mountains over 20,000 feet (6,000 meters). Wow! I stayed in Huaraz doing nothing but walking around the town center and working online for two days just to adjust to the city altitude which is 10,000 feet[…]

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My Quest for the Best Hamburgers in the World

Anyone who knows me well, or even spends a week around me, knows that once a week I indulge in a decadent meal where calories, portion size and nutrition are not consideration. In the USA we call this a “splurge meal” or “cheat meal.” My non-diet food of choice for my[…]

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Huanchaco Peru

Beaches, Warmth and Sun! After spending a week in Chachapoyas with rain day and night, I was ready for a change. Huanchaco was exactly the antidote to cold, rainy days; each day was a sunny and warm 75 degrees with mild nights in the mid-60s. I was in heaven and[…]

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Chachapoyas Peru

Night Bus I took a night bus for two nights, back-to-back from Cuenca, Ecuador to Chiclaya (one night) then four hours later, another night bus from Chiclaya to Chachapoyas. It was a brutal two days of almost no sleep. Chachapoya is located up in the mountains only a few hours[…]

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Cuenca, Ecuador

Cuenca is up in the mountains and while the coastal cities typically have temperatures in the 80s, the average daytime temperature in Caunca is around 70 year round. Combined with the dry air, Caunca has become a top destination for Ex-Pats from Canada and the USA. The city is filled[…]

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