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

 

Machu Picchu Monday

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.

 

Machu Picchu Monday

Monday, Thanksgiving week. Shopping today before the feast, and maybe later after if we dare…

Terraces at Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Monday

Lovely views at Machu Picchu

After a wonderful weekend which included the Yucca Veterans’ Day parade & our Yucca Area Arts Council garage sale, it’s back to the grind. May we all have a good week…