Hello Friends and happy Wednesday!
Holy cow it has been a minute right??
I went on vacation the middle of June and am almost caught back up.
My husband and I went on a wonderful trip to Peru! It was amazing friends! If you’re ever able to make it, you should!
Our itinerary: We flew to Lima and spent the day touring the city, we then flew to Cusco-drove south of Cusco to Aqua Caliente where we stayed for three nights.
We visited the remains of a temple at Ollantatambo, stopped to sample barbecued guinea pig, hiked remains of a temple at Pisaq and visited a silver smithing store and a world famous potter-Gemanario- where we got my husband a gorgeous wall sconce for father’s day (he spent the rest of our trip carrying it around all boxed up LOL-but it got home in one piece).
We then took an amazing day to see Machu Picchu (the bus ride up the mountain with all the crazy switchbacks was wild!) and it was breathtaking, I can’t explain how mind boggling it is to actually see in person!
The next day we spent exploring temple ruins (several) in Cusco including Qoricancha, stopped at a Llama farm, and explored Cusco on foot outside of our tour company. That was fun and Cusco is a fabulous city.
The next day we flew from Cusco to Juliaca which is a much higher elevation and we drove through the countryside (visiting a family farm and ruins of a pre incan burial ground before we made our way to Puno (elevation 13,500) right on the edge of Lake Titicaca. I had a little bit of altitude sickness that day and spent some time with oxygen in the morning and at night to help adjust. We took a boat ride out on the lake to visit the Uros floating Islands which was way way cool and then we were out in the body of the lake and far far in the distance, we could see the side of Bolivia.
That night we took a taxi into Puno and ate at a fun Chinese restaurant (yes in Peru-only two chinese people in all of Puno!) and made our way back to the hotel through a group of people protesting in front of a court building. That was interesting, I heard a couple of people say “gringos” LOL but we were safe!
The next morning we began our two day flight back to the USA. We flew from Juliaca to Cusco, Cusco to Lima, Lima to LA and LA to SLC. We had a nine hour layover in Lima and a six hour layover in LA.
Finally we made it home and I was tired, but we sure had fun! It was an amazing trip and I love the country of Peru!
I hope you enjoy some of my pictures!
(Another post later this week will address my wardrobe issues while on this trip 😂)!