7 Apr 2018 (Inca Trail, Peru): This hike is magnificent. Much of the path looks like it was laboriously made by hand (it was), the mountains are stunning, and the clouds have a mind of their own. Today is supposed to be the hardest day of the trek. We have about 4 hours uphill (to […]
6 Apr 2018 (Inca Trail, Peru): Our day started pretty early today: alarm at 3:45am. We met up with the group, took a ~2hr bus to the trail, and got started! Apparently we hike a little faster than the guides are used to, and we’ve arrived at our lunch spot an hour early. We’re all […]
5 Apr 2018 (Cusco, Peru): We had a nice little tour this morning of Sacsayhuaman, an area of interesting ruins just outside of the main town. There were alpacas on the hilltop, and Leah made a friend.
4 Apr 2018 (Cusco, Peru): I loooooooove Peruvian rotisserie chicken. Ever since living in northern Virginia, I just can’t get enough of the stuff. So far in Cusco, this is my second quarter-bird, and here are my thoughts: (1) the chickens are large, like American-broiler large, (2) the green sauce is pretty bland and not […]
3 Apr 2018 (Cusco, Peru): Because we’re still taking it pretty easy, I really haven’t snapped all that many pics of this stunning city. But, we did manage to take a rather long walking tour (during which it rained or hailed nearly the entire time). In our group was a religious Jewish family with 6 […]
2 Apr 2018 (Cusco, Peru): Leah is down. I’m feeling a lot better today, but she is down hard from the altitude. Here she is totally incredulous about the size of the saltine I’m expecting her to eat.