Peruvian Chef Detained at LAX with 40 Piranhas

It’s hard to get fresh fish, so much so that at least one chef tried to bring in some piranha.

Peruvian chef with 40 frozen piranhas detained for 5 hours at LAX.

What a drag, am I right? There’s never a seat at the Sammy Hagar/KISS/Jimmy Buffet/other celebrity-centered bar, the coffee’s expensive, the power outlets are scarce, and you can’t even get 40 frozen piranhas through customs in peace.

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When we’re in Peru, we always eat more fish. The Humboldt current brings up cold water from the very south Pacific, and the fishing is good in Peru. We eat Sea Bass for $3.40/lb. It’s enough to spoil one…

Tbt: Old Peru

Lovely weather this time of year, and we’re super busy here. It’s all good. Here’s a look back via Cardcow:

Machu Picchu Monday

The wedding was delightful. So nice to see young people in love, and having a good time. Always special to spend time with family back east too!

It’s Monday, and time Machu Picchu:

Ancient steps, Machu Picchu, Peru

Tbt: Old Peru

Travel weekend…family wedding. Have a good one!

ceramic heads Lima, Peru

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…

Machu Picchu


Tbt: Old Peru

It’s warming up here in Northwest Arizona, but still it has been a glorious Spring so far. Flowers everywhere, and more wildlife has been spotted this year.

Another from the astounding collection at Museo Larco in Lima, Peru.

Ceramic llama – Lima, Peru

Machu Picchu Monday

Yikes, this one got in late. Busy…yadda yadda yadda…

This is what I need…

Lovely views at Machu Picchu, Peru


Tbt: Old Peru

Here’s yet another look back through the astounding collection at Museo Larco in Lima:

Ceramic Heads Museo Larco Peru

Tbt: Old Peru

Snuck this one in late. It’s been a super busy time; we’re literally working “half” days, you know, 12 hours a day. The joy of being self employed!

Here’s some more from the incredible collection at Museo Larco:

Calm Face

stone face