Tbt: Old Peru

In late with this look back. We were up in the wilds of New Mexico where anything beyond basic email just doesn’t work.

Here’s a vintage postcard of Lake Titicaca:

Machu Picchu Monday

It was a pleasant weekend with temperatures in the 70’s and sunny. We’re enjoying it here in Arizona because soon it will climb over 100 degrees again, and we’re trapped inside the “jail” except for cooler times in the early morning or late day. Of course, that’s why God invented Colorado!

Have a good week, be sure to be kind.

This is El Albergue, a hotel in Ollantaytambo which is the last place that one can catch the train to Machu Picchu. It’s wise to have a reservation in advance, or it’s possible to have wait 2-3 days for a seat. It’s a cool little town, chock full of tourists from all over the world. It’s a good place to hang out, and try to build up some resistance to the altitude which is 2,792 m (9,160 ft) here. Machu Picchu is even lower at 2,430 m (7,970 ft.)

El Albergue, Ollantaytambo, Peru in the Sacred Valley


Tbt: Old Peru

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Have a fabulous weekend, be sure to drink more coffee!

Here’s a postcard with a view of the Cross on El Misti above Arequipa, Peru.

Cross on El Misti, Arequipa



Tbt: Old Peru

Thursday, May 3. Already the year is moving fast. We hope yours is going well. We’re going from unseasonably cool to normal hot in the next few days.

Here’s a vintage postcard view of Cuzco:

Panorama of Cuzco vintage postcard (Via : Cardcow)



Machu Picchu Monday

Monday came fast this week. Off to Vegas to see a visiting cousin, then off to the warehouse to stock up. Have a great week…

Amazing stone structures everywhere. Machu Picchu, Peru

Tbt: Old Peru

Here’s a vintage postcard from Pisac, Peru. Pisac is a market town below Cuzco in the Sacred Valley, and is one of our favorite stops on the way to Machu Picchu. (Thanks to Cardcow)

Machu Picchu Monday

Monday. It’s a travel day for us, back in the home bed tomorrow. Springtime in Arizona! Meanwhile, here’s a street scene along the way towards Machu Picchu.

On the street, Sacred Valley, Peru

Tbt: Old Peru

Geez, Thursday already. Here’s a look back to when llamas were commonly used for transporting goods. Some Andean communities still do today. Have a wonderful weekend! (Photo: Cardcow)

Llamas transporting cargo