Photo of the Week: Arequipa, Peru

20130326-102259.jpgArequipa might be one of those places you skip when you are in Peru, but it shouldn't be! The square in Arequipa is surrounded by restaurants which allow you to people watch and enjoy the splendor of the church. Have you spent any time in Peru? What was your favorite city? Any hidden gems?

Islas Ballestas, Peru – Birds are stinky!

We visited Peru in 2006 and while we were only there for two weeks, we definitely tried to tackle as much as we could in that very short amount of time. The transportation challenges alone were so numerous it is almost comical!  Back in 2006 blogging was not the thing to do, but we did keep a travel journal (as we have with all of our trips) and this is a reproduction of that journal. Given the structure (lots of lists) and points of view (there were four writers) of this particular journal  there has been some significant edits...without further ado... Continue reading