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Machu Picchu Monday

Monday & another week in the New Year. Hope everyone is off to a good start…

At Machu Picchu Peru

Tbt: Old Peru

Posted late as Thursday was a return travel day. Ah, the joys of jetlag…

As always, thanks to our friends at Cardcow:

Barranco, Peru

Machu Picchu Monday

It’s Monday again. After a quick flight back to Lima last night, we’re in Miraflores for a couple of days before heading home. I miss Tarapoto already!

Here’s your dose of Peru for today:

Machu Picchu pairs with Otama Japan (Photo El Comercio) 

Tbt: Old Peru

Last few days in Peru. My the time does fly when every day there are a hundred little things to be seen to. It will be good to get back home to Arizona though.

Here’s a look back at the National Money House (Office of the Currency:)

Happy New Year!

Best wishes for a wonderful 2019. May all of your aspirations be realized, and may you be blessed with good health and happiness.

Thanks to all who have enjoyed our coffees. You’re our heroes!

 

Machu Picchu Monday

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

Thursday December 13th. Just a short while longer to Christmas day, a celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. In Peru, Catholicism is widely practiced, and the the 24th is the big night of dining and midnight fireworks.

Luckily, we all prefer to eat earlier, say around 9:30 pm. Eating a big meal at 12:30 am just doesn’t work for me, but we will stay up and have a toast while we marvel at the vistas above on the 4th floor. There will be displays in every part of the city, and floating candlarias in the air. It’s really quite a spectacle.

Fireworks over Lima

Christmas Lights Plaza de Armas, Tarapoto, Peru 2016

 

Machu Picchu Monday

Monday, and Christmas is fast approaching. It really is a blessed time of year, and we wish everyone the best. The online store is officially closed; a much needed respite is upon us. Hallelujah!

How did they do it? Some things can still not be explained even now:

Inside Machu Picchu

Tbt: Old Peru

The race is on to get everything done for the holidays, including the practice of somewhat rusty sounding Christmas songs. One day at a time…

Another look back via Cardcow to huts along the Amazon near Iquitos, Peru. It hasn’t changed much even today. Many of these villages still exist, and are serviced by motorized canoes that bring people and commodities back and forth to the awaiting cargo boats that ply these ancient waters.

 

Mud Huts near Iquitos, Peru