CHRISTMAS IN LIMA, PERU

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the streets every horn was honking, even the geese HOW TO KNOW WHEN TO HONK YOUR HORN IN PERU If someone is backing up and might hit your car If someone in front of you slows down for a red light If you see a gringo on... Continue Reading →

THREE OPTIONS TO TRAVEL BY BUS FROM CUENCA TO PERU

Need to travel to Peru from Cuenca, Ecuador?  Here are three options if you want to take a bus from Cuenca to Peru (Mancora, Piura, or Chiclayo). All three options begin from Cuenca’s Terminal Terrestre, located at the west end of Ave. España. From our Airbnb accommodation, we took bus #12 and it dropped us... Continue Reading →

LIFE ON THE STREETS IN ECUADOR

Seventeen Years Ago The cold night air seemed to reach to the bone and the boy's entire body shivers.  He shifts the cardboard underneath him. It does little to keep the night chill, in a city at 8,000 feet above sea level, from encompassing him. He watches as his breath, a frozen white mist, dissipates... Continue Reading →

INTO THIN AIR: SANTA CRUZ TREK

The Santa Cruz Trek is a 50-kilometer long circuit that cuts through the towering snow-capped Cordillera Blanca mountains located in the Andes.  The ascent tops out at 4,750 meters (15,600 feet) as it crosses the Punta Union pass.   CAN I DO THE SANTA CRUZ? I questioned my ability to do the Santa Cruz Trek. ... Continue Reading →

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