Here’s yet another view from the journey between Cuzco & Machu Picchu in the Sacred Valley in Peru.
Have a good week. It’s a travel day for us; it will be good to be back in the States.
Geez, August already. Have a great weekend…
Have a week above all weeks…
It’s been a quiet Monday so far, which is always welcome.
Today, once again, there are workers doing a variety of things in the house here in Tarapoto. Some windows have been installed, and on the second floor, we put in a beautiful wood divider. It gives the living room there a little more privacy, and looks great too. Pics to follow once the dust settles.
All is going well in Tarapoto. Everything is in disorder as we’re having various things done while we’re here. The place just keeps getting better. We’ve put in AC for the smaller bedroom on the third floor, which will be a nice guest room, or possible rental room. We’ve also added a microbath in a nearby unused space, so the new room also now has it’s own bath. At least it will in just a few days. We’re still doing finishing touches, and we’re waiting for the tech to show up and install the continuous hot water heater. The carpenter comes Tuesday to install the door.
Here’s another classic postcard from Cardcow…
Monday, and it’s a return to banging noises (we’re having some work done.) Internet has been sporadic…
Have an amazing week…
Peru has a knack for introducing superfoods to the rest of the world. Its rich geography, which includes portions of the Andes Mountains and the Amazon rainforest, has already brought forth high-protein quinoa and açai berries. The latest nutritional powerhouse to appear on global menus is lucuma, a fruit that grows at altitudes of about 9,000 feet. Long prized in Peru, it’s gaining traction in U.S. cities.
Full article here.
On a personal note, we love the unique flavor of lucuma especially in ice cream. Yum!
Monday! I heard of a new word for the moment in the weekend where you suddenly start thinking about the upcoming week, and slip out of “weekend mode.” The word is “Smonday.” It happened yesterday to me about 5:00 pm when I had a client email. Even if I work all day, the weekend is just a better state of mind.
Ay, a little late with this one. Stay cool people!
Nick Brown from Daily Coffee News reports:
A world leader in high-quality organic Arabica coffee production, Peru has struggled to rebound from the leaf rust outbreak that peaked there in 2014, affecting nearly half the country’s coffee farms.
A fundamental part of this struggle has been the fact that as coffee production costs have risen, country-wide export prices have declined for four straight years, from approximately $1.82 per pound ($4.03 per kilo) in calendar year 2014 to $1.31 per pound in 2017, according to the latest annual report on the Peruvian coffee sector from the USDA’s Global Agriculture Information Network (GAIN).
Full article here.
Half of 2018 is now past. Happy 4th of July! have a great week y’all!
It’s a hot one here in northwest Arizona. I’m liking the long days, but it means that I have to get up early to be able to do much outside.
May you have a blessed week. I know it’s hard sometimes, but let’s be kind. (He whispers to himself.)
Crazy week, but its all good. Have a great weekend. Here’s a classic:
Have a wonderful week, be safe.
Monday again. We raced back from New Mexico yesterday, as we may have to go back in a couple of weeks for a few days. Somewhat dazed after delivering coffee to Las Vegas and then to Phoenix, we’re glad to be back on the ranch this week.
Here’s a pic of some weaving we came across in Pisaq, below Cusco in the Sacred Valley:
Bonus: Saguaro flowers
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.)
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.
Here’s a view of Cuzco from above:
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:
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…
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.
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)
Have a blessed week…
Here’s a vintage postcard with a panoramic view of Lima, Peru:
Machu Picchu Monday, April 9th. Have an amazing week!
A look back at Matucana, Peru:
Enjoy your week…
Holy Thursday, 2018. Here’s another look back at Arequipa:
Monday, March 26th, Holy Week 2018. May you and your families be blessed…
Here’s a look back to the Observatory in Arequipa, Peru with Misti in the background:
Happy Monday! It’s a busy time here, although we’ve had cold weather & don’t feel motivated to work outside. Soon it will be warming up… Enjoy!
Here’s a vintage postcard of the Military Square and Monument to Liberty in Trujillo, Peru:
Here’s a Machu Picchu moment. Enjoy your week…
Here’s an old postcard of the Mejorada bridge over the Mantaro river in Huancayo, Peru:
Have a great week…
From an old postcard:
Last Monday in February. May it be a good one!
Here’s a look back at Paita, Peru near Piura in the northwest part of Peru. It’s an old postcard via Carcdow. Notice the spelling:
Monday, Happy Presidents day!
Here’s a couple of pics sent in via Rusty Stevens taken by his father Bob Stevens sometime in the 1930’s in a trip to Peru.
Here’s another Monday visit to the amazing Sacred Valley of Peru. If you’ve never been there, you’ll be astounded and delighted by what you see. Wandering freely are these guys:
Peru is a nation rich in minerals. Mining and related industries make approximately 15% of Peru’s GDP, so it’s a very important part of the economy. Lately with copper prices being relatively higher after lagging for years, Peru has benefitted with more mining earnings. It’s not without issues though, as the environmental standards were completely lacking for many years, and the locals have suffered with contaminated air and water.
CoffeeCon 2018 Los Angeles kicked off for two days on February 3, 2018. The Consumer Coffee Festival is held in Seattle, New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. With a varied schedule of educational events & a host of local coffee vendors, it’s always pleasing to the coffee lover.
For home roasters, there were green coffee sellers, and Behmor representing home roasters. Everything from kitchen espresso to hosting a private cupping were covered. There was even a coffee martini class! Exciting prizes also awaited lucky winners.
Here are a few photo highlights: Read more
CoffeeCon, the consumer coffee festival starts on this Saturday, see below. Enjoy!
A look back at the Crillon Hotel, Lima:
A classic postcard…
Monday already…I was just getting used to Sunday. Here’s a shot taken along the Inca Trail. Have an amazing week!
January is slipping away. Hope your year is going well. It’s been a flurry of activity for us, and it’s all good. Here’s a look back:
A holiday today in the US. It’s Martin Luther King day. Here’s a continuing look at the market place in Pisaq below Cuzco. Pisaq is a wonderful spot to stop and recharge before heading deeper into the Sacred Valley and to Machu Picchu. It sits in a valley, and is surrounded by the Pisaq Archeological Park. It’s a stiff upwards hike…
This is a photo from Belen, which is on the Amazon next to Iquitos, Peru. Iquitos is the largest city in the world with no road access. The former rubber capital of the world features many striking colonial homes from that bygone era. Belen is a community of people that live on the Amazon, and will see the river rise and fall by dozens of feet, and the lower part of the houses will be underwater.
Here’s a couple from Pisaq, which is a fun market town just below Cuzco.
First Thursday of the New Year.
Iquitos is the largest city in the world that does not have road access.(pop 371,000) One has to take a quick flight from Lima, or the more adventurous river boats. Many of these old huts still exist and are lived in today along the ancient river “road.”
Seems like in the blink of an eye, it’s 2018. May it be a good one for all… Happy New Year!
Hope everyone is having a great holiday…
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…
It’s a busy time of year, take care. In the Southern hemisphere, it’s nearly summer so the temperatures are higher, and the days are longer. In the northeast Peruvian town of Tarapoto, daylight comes early and with it the noise and bustle of this growing hub in San Martin. It’s lovely…
In The Gardens Of The San Franciscan Monastery (Photo via Cardcow.com):
One week until Christmas. Soon, a new year. Resolution to visit Machu Picchu in 2018?
Here’s a look back to the All America Cable Company. Enjoy & Happy Holidays one and all!
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.
Below is a look back to gathering rubber in Peru. The rubber capital of the world until 1912 was Iquitos, which today is the largest city in the world without road access (420,000 population.)
Happy Monday in Advent. Have a great week!
A week after Thanksgiving already. Here’s a look back:
Cyber Monday! I think you need more coffee…Enjoy…
Monday, Thanksgiving week. Shopping today before the feast, and maybe later after if we dare…
Here’s a look back to 1948:
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…
Here’s a few more for your reading pleasure:
Thursday’s look back to the wharf at Callao:
Another look back: the Peruvian coastline before all the modern shipping/loading machines came. Happy November!
Last Monday in October…Happy Halloween!
Here’s a look back at an old Llama pack train…
When one makes that “bucket list” trip to Peru and Machu Picchu, we recommend flying to Cuzco and immediately traveling into the Sacred Valley which is lower in elevation. Unless you are accustomed to high elevations, Cuzco may be a bit overwhelming at over 11,000 ft elevation (3,400 m.)
After your journey to Machu Picchu, you should return to Cuzco (hopefully more acclimated to the elevation,) and check out this historic city.
Here’s a picture from the Cuzco Museum of Art:
Here’s a few links for your weekend reading pleasure:
Peruvian skeletons show ritual violence (self loading video)
Here’s a classic from Lima:
Happy Monday one and all!
A look back to the Sacred Valley between Cuzco & Machu Picchu.
Have a great week!
Here’s a vintage photo taken in 1968 by Julio Carbacho Photography. (Via Cardcow)
Monday’s look at Machu Picchu. This masked traveler joined us on our journey.
Monday Monday, can’t trust that day…but you can trust Machu Picchu to always amaze.
Here’s a vintage photo from the “floating islands” near Puno, Peru.
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