Peru

Machu Picchu

To say that our visit to Machu Picchu was amazing would be an understatement. There just don't seem to be words to describe places like this. Having visited many ruins in Peru over the past couple weeks, I was expecting more of the same. However, on the bus ride up, with the backdrop of the morning sunlight streaking through the steep Andean peaks, I sensed that I was approaching something magical... Read More

Volunteering at Aldea Yanapay School

One of the main reasons we wanted to come to Cusco, Peru - besides visiting Machu Picchu, of course - was to volunteer; and Cusco did not disappoint us in that regard. There are a number of volunteering opportunities here. We found a school called Aldea Yanapay where kids can go after regular school hours to experience a kind of love and learning they d... Read More

Cusco, Peru

My first impression of Cusco, Peru was that it was dry, dusty and hot - until night time. Then it was dry, dusty and cold. Granted, we arrived near the end of Cusco's dry season, so I can't expect to see much green. But between the clay-brown buildings, sandy mountains, and dusty streets, there isn't much color except for the local women, who wrap brightly-colored woven fabrics around their necks ... Read More

Beautiful Lima, Peru

Lima rocks!! We flew in last Thursday and are staying in the Miraflores area, which we're told is one of the nicest and... Read More