Machu Picchu Monday

The excitement is growing as we’re finally actually doing some serious planning for our Peru trip in the fall. We have our tickets to Lima, and did surprisingly well on Copa Airlines. We like them because it’s a relatively quick flight, and coming back it’s a daytime flight (arriving Vegas at night.)

Leaving however, is a different story. The flight departs at 01:33 AM, so it’s a late night at the airport, and a red-eye flight. It always leaves me a little dazed, but  it ends up going fast as we sleep through the Las Vegas to Panama City part (about 6 hours,) and then drift in and out from Panama to Lima.

We arrive at 3:17 PM local Lima time, and will slouch over to the hotel, and grimly try and stay awake until as late as possible. Tentatively, our friends should be arriving at midnight. We don’t have their details yet…

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Peru Wins “Best Culinary Destination in the World” 7 years in a Row

Peru has recently won once again the award for Best Culinary Destination at the international gala of the 25th edition of the World Travel Awards, for the seventh consecutive year.

Not a surprise. The quality of food in Peru is oftentimes just plain amazing. Fresh and tasty fruits and vegetables, and naturally raised meats raise the bar for everyone…Congrats Peru!

Full story here.

Lots of fruits and vegetables at Mistura 2015

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Llamas at Machu Picchu, Peru

Well, its Monday, and this is the new WordPress look. It’s kinda cool, but I’m not sure where the old editor went, so it’s been a little confusing. Just another Monday before Christmas…

Tbt: Old Peru

Iquitos is the largest city in the world that doesn’t have road access. This former “rubber capital of the world” is now a prime destination for Amazon Rain-forest explorations. Loaded with faded colonial homes, it still remains as one of the best loved locales in all of Peru.

Iquitos was vastly wealthy until 1912, when smugglers took seeds to Malaysia & the rubber monopoly for Peru ended. During World War II, it became an important source of rubber supply, but faded into near obscurity after the War. In the 1960’s interest in the Amazon began the growth in the Eco-tourism industry and the revitalization of Iquitos. Today, it’s home to many expats and thousands of moto-taxis.

Colonial balconies, Iquitos Peru

Machu Picchu Monday

Merry Christmas from Peru! May your 2018 also be the best ever. Thanks from us at A Little Further South Coffee for your patronage, we truly appreciate you. Hugs to all…

Ancient pathway at Machu Picchu

 

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Weaving in Pisaq, Sacred Valley Peru

 

This is a weaver in the market town of Pisac, which is the first stop below Cuzco heading into the Sacred valley towards Machu Picchu.

Have a wonderful week.