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With my beau’s wallet safely back in hand and our year anniversary falling the day before the end of our three week trip to Peru, we decided to splurge. Being a foodie in Chicago on a social worker’s budget is not really an option, but in the paradise that is Peru, $60 can buy you [...]
It has been nearly two months since we left Peru, but my beau and I are still a-buzz about the experiences and fun we had there. Whenever we see family or friends, we sit them down for a slide show of our favorite pictures, while go on and on about the adventures we had. We [...]
We took a Cruz del Sur bus to Ica, a city four hours (or in Peruvian bus terms, the length of a dubbed GI Joe and a bad comedy movie) outside of Lima. We went on the recommendation of our fantastic Lima hostess, bypassing the Amazon because of budget and time constraints. The ride was [...]
Finally getting used to the shared cab program of Peru, my beau and I voluntarily climbed into a van on the side of the highway with 6 other strangers (three of them were toddlers, so they really don’t count) and rode towards Ollantaytambo, the city we would inhabit before visiting Machu Picchu. The van cost [...]
After a confusing early morning flight from Arequipa (confusing because the plane skipped a scheduled stop of the flight and landed an hour early in our final destination of Cusco), we arrived in the highest altitude city we would visit on our trip. It was exciting to finally make it to Cusco because my boyfriend [...]
I don’t exactly remember what we were thinking when we agreed to a two-day, 20 km (about 12.5 miles) hiking trip into the belly of a canyon, but I can honestly say that I would do it again and recommend it to any who get the chance to spend a few days in Arequipa. We [...]
It just might have been the most beautifully basic day of our Peru trip– after a delicious breakfast of fresh skinless-fruit salad, frothy pineapple juice, bread and eggs, that was made for us by our host’s helper (see below for that fascinating cultural interaction), we set out to explore Arequipa. We were told that it [...]