A Photo Tour Of Machu Picchu

We’ve been searching for the words to describe the experience of being at Machu Picchu and we haven’t come up with anything adequate. The place overwhelmed us and trying to find a logical explanation of how it was built without the wheel or beasts of burden or steel tools left us stumped. The only thingContinue reading “A Photo Tour Of Machu Picchu”

Destination South America

From Cartagena, Columbia to Ushuaia, Argentina the South American continent is an amazing land of natural wonders and human accomplishments. Explore the islands of the Galapagos or hike around Iguazu Falls, climb up to Machu Picchu or cruise through the Panama Canal. You can even cast off for a trip to Antarctica or walk amongContinue reading “Destination South America”

A Gaudi Inspired Park In Peru – Lima’s Parque del Amor

There’s a small park that gets a lot of attention located in Miraflores on the Malecon de la Reserva (a six mile cliff top pedestrian walkway). It’s the Parque del Amor and it’s just after the bridge at the intersection with Malecon Balta. This attractive little park is dedicated to Lima’s lovers and it providesContinue reading “A Gaudi Inspired Park In Peru – Lima’s Parque del Amor”

Going Inside Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is an Inca citadel located in southern Peru on a 7,970 foot tall mountain peak. It has often been referred to as the “Lost City of the Incas”. It is located 50 miles northwest of the original Inca capital city of Cusco. The Urubamba River flows through the valley below the mountain creatingContinue reading “Going Inside Machu Picchu”

Who Are The Inca?

Actually the question should be ‘who was the Inca?’ While the indigenous peoples centered geographically on Peru are often referred to as Inca, the word Inca itself refers to the individual emperor – Inca or Inka means king or emperor of the empire. But as the name is most popularly used, the Inca are everywhere.Continue reading “Who Are The Inca?”

Peruvians Love Their Hats

Every where you go in Peru people wear hats. Not just any hat though but specifically Peruvian hats. The people of Peru seem to see wearing hats as a major fashion statement. Three primary categories of hats are worn by Peruvians: The Chullo – It’s an Andean style of hat with earflaps, made from alpaca,Continue reading “Peruvians Love Their Hats”

Selected Images • Machu Picchu At Last

After five years of failed attempts we have made it to Peru and Machu Picchu. It is even more amazing than we thought possible. Lots of images and discoveries around Peru and Ecuador to follow… Join us as we visit historic treasures, natural wonders and vibrant cities set against backdrops that are endlessly changing andContinue reading “Selected Images • Machu Picchu At Last”