Historic Lima
Historic Lima

Plaza de Armas

Historic Lima
Historic Lima

Colonial building on the Plaza de Armas

Central Lima Traffic
Central Lima Traffic

Terrible traffic and congested streets

Miraflores, Lima
Miraflores, Lima

Amor Park - Park of the Lovers - along the malecon in Miraflores

Barranco District, Lima
Barranco District, Lima

One of the landmarks seen on our bike ride-- a church damaged in the war between Peru and Chile - left as is as a memorial to the conflict

Barranco District, Lima
Barranco District, Lima

Peruvian crafts displayed in Mari Solari's artisan shop/ home/museum (Artesanias Las Pallas)

511 Lima Hostel, Miraflores, Lima
511 Lima Hostel, Miraflores, Lima

Joe, Evan, and David in front of our wonderful hostel in Lima

Historic Lima
Historic Lima

The amazing colonial architecture of historic Lima

Museo Larco, Lima
Museo Larco, Lima

More Incan Bling (Moche Epoch)

Excellent food in Lima
Excellent food in Lima

Lima is the gastronomic capital of South America. Our Goodbye Dinner at Danica Restaurant with the owners of 511 Lima Hostel (Humberto, Gonzalo) and Gonzalo's girlfriend Anunziata

Cuzco
Cuzco

Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas

Cuzco
Cuzco

Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas with statue of Incan leader

Cuzco
Cuzco

Typical street. The rainbow flag is not the symbol of gay pride like in the U.S. - it represents the Incan nation

Cuzco
Cuzco

Quechua woman and llama

Cuzco
Cuzco

Church built on the remains of the most sacred Incan temple

Cuzco
Cuzco

Eco-Packers Hostal

Cuzco
Cuzco

Street in the steep San Blas neigborhood

Cuzco
Cuzco

Quechua women in indigenous dress with baby lambs

Pisco Bar, Cuzco
Pisco Bar, Cuzco

Pisco is the national alcohol drink of Peru, a clear liquor made from grapes, similar to a grappa.

Cuzco
Cuzco

Quechua woman weaving with a backstrap loom

Cuy
Cuy

Guinea Pig, or cuy, is a traditional food source in Peru - they are not kept as pets

Cuzco
Cuzco

Coca candies and tea leaves sold everywhere to combat the effects of altitude

Sacred Valley
Sacred Valley
Sacred Valley
Sacred Valley

Terraces

Sacred Valley
Sacred Valley

Children outside the Incan ruins, Ollantaytambo

Sacred Valley
Sacred Valley

Ollantaytambo ruins and market

Sacred Valley
Sacred Valley

Chinchero (the birthplace of the rainbow in Quechua lore)

Perurail Train
Perurail Train

To Machu Picchu (from Ollantaytambo)

Inca Trail
Inca Trail
Aguas Calientes
Aguas Calientes

Gateway to Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes is located in a steep gorge with a rushing river down the center.

Aguas Calientes
Aguas Calientes

Virgen del Carmen Fiesta

Aguas Calientes
Aguas Calientes

Virgen del Carmen Fiesta

Aguas Calientes
Aguas Calientes

Narrow street lined with pizza joints

Aguas Calientes
Aguas Calientes

Hot Springs

Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu

Iconic family photo

Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu

The Incans were master stone masons

Puno
Puno

Cathedral at night

Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca

Uros Floating Islands

Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca

Uros Reed Islands - traditional reed boat

Lake Titicaca
Lake Titicaca

Taquile Island where the men have a tradition of knitting hats - red ones for married men and white ones for singles

Arequipa
Arequipa

Volcanoes looking down on the city of Arequipa

Arequipa
Arequipa

Peruvian Independence Day preparations

Arequipa
Arequipa

Baroque decorated colonial buildings constructed of white sillar volcanic stone

Arequipa
Arequipa

Santa Catalina Monastery - a city within a city

Arequipa
Arequipa

Jacaranda trees in bloom - a sight we really love to see

Arequipa
Arequipa

Sillar Quarry outside Arequipa

Near Chivay
Near Chivay

Inca terracing on the way to Chivay for our Colca Canyon Trip

Vicuñas, wild relatives of alpacas and llamas, are abundant in the Paramo (high grassland) reserve on the way to Colca Canyon