Tbt: Old Peru

Hope you’re enjoying Fall. This has always been my favorite time of year. I do miss the extreme colors in the east here in northwest Arizona. One of these days, we’re going to make it back to New England for the glories of October.

Here’s a colonial home in Cuzco. Cuzco today is the bustling tourist city high in the Andes (3,400 m 11,200 ft) where many catch the train to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. We always head immediately lower to Pisaq (2,972 m 9,751 ft), where we can adjust to the altitude a little less drastically. If one is going to Machu Picchu, Aguascalientes (2,040 m 6,690 ft) is the closest town with accommodations and is also the lowest elevation. It’s also where the train station is, so the easiest thing to do is fly to Cuzco, take the train to Machu Picchu (the same day if you can) & then slowly work your way back up the valley to Cuzco. After a few days, most will feel somewhat “recovered” from the altitude & can better enjoy the marvels of Cuzco without huffing and puffing.

Colonial house Cuzco, Peru (Via Cardcow)

Tbt: Old Peru

Thursday already. The days are still hot here in Arizona, but nights are mercifully cool.

Here’s a look back: “Pelicans in Paita.”

Pelicans at Paita, Peru

Machu Picchu Monday

Last full week of September, and we’re enjoying the hot, but better temperatures. Have a Machu Picchu kinda week!

Llama at Machu Picchu

Tbt: Old Peru

It’s another week back at the ranch. It’s all going well. It’s finally starting to cool down, and it’s very welcome.

Here’s a look back at the La Palma Railway Station in Lima.

La Palma Railroad Station Lima, Peru

Machu Picchu Monday

Getting back in the groove after a grueling week in New Mexico. We spent the time detailing everything which meant painting & staining wood, cleaning, organizing, and decluttering. It came out beautifully though. (See pics below by clicking more)

Lake in the Sacred Valley, Peru

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Tbt: Old Peru

Still grinding away in New Mexico. Cabin is coming along nicely though…

Here’s a look at the Costa Verde cliffs in Miraflores. In recent years, the Peruvian and local governments have been working hard to make the coastline a real jewel of Lima. It’s come a long way from the old days…

Costa Verde Cliffs Miraflores, Peru

Machu Picchu Monday

Monday, and we’re up in New Mexico working on our cabin there. It means sporadic internet, and worse yet, no phone calls. After a day or so of “withdrawal” it’s actually wonderful to disconnect… Have a great week.

Andes view in the Sacred Valley below Cuzco, Peru

Tbt: Old Peru

A look back at the Rimac River in Lima, Peru (Via Cardcow)

Rimac River, Lima Province, Peru

 

Tbt: Old Peru

Here’s yet another look back via Cardcow. Cardcow offers an amazing quantity of vintage photos & postcards. Full disclosure: We don’t have any financial interest in them, we just like their stuff! Enjoy…

Checacupe Bridge, Peru