Five years after my disastrous first visit to Cusco, Peru, we returned for another shot at exploring ancient Incan heritage sites.
Itinerary: Thursday: Fly ATL to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Friday: Land in Rio, nap and dinner out Saturday: Hike to Cristo and night out Sunday: Brunch and flight back to ATL Dates: July 23-26, 2015 Our Odyssey: When I told people I was going to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for a weekend, I think most … Continue reading Weekend in Rio
Maya’s Notebook by Chilean author Isabel Allende is a read that will pull at your emotions. Maya is a young woman who, after hitting rock bottom with drugs and prostitution in Las Vegas, is sent by her Chilean grandmother to stay with her friend, an elderly man on a small island off the coast of … Continue reading Maya’s Notebook
I highly recommend Turn Right at Machu Picchu by Mark Adams for anyone traveling to Machu Picchu and especially to those hiking the Inca Trail! The author recreates the original journey Bingham made to the ancient site in the early 1900s. Weaving the history of the exploration itself with that of the ancient Quechua people … Continue reading Turn Right at Machu Picchu
Tim and I noticed a few quirks about South American culture and so we decided to draw a picture summarizing our informal findings for each major segment or region we visit. As a disclaimer, we know these are generalizations and that every culture has nuances, and we certainly don’t mean for it to be taken … Continue reading If I Had to Describe South America in a Drawing…
Santiago, Chile! 1. The view of San Cristobal from our apartment. 2. Meeting up with Becky and Diane. 3. Street in Valparaiso. 4. Virgin Mary statue overlooking the city. 5. The quaint church at the top of San Cristobal. 6. “Earthquakes”. 7. Me and Becky in front of a painted graffiti art frame in Santiago
A few pics from Mendoza, Argentina! 1. Tim on his bike ride. 2. White water rafting! 3. The thermal spa where we spent our last day in Argentina