Machu Picchu Monday

Is it too early to have Friday on your mind? Here’s to a happy Monday & a wow kind of week.

Spotted this at Machu Picchu. Water trough? I’m not sure…

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The Galera tunnel is located high in the Andes at 4,777 m (15,681 ft.) on the central line between Lima, Peru & Huancayo, Peru: Here’s a vintage postcard via Cardcow:


Tbt: Old Peru

Last day in May, no way!

Here’s another look back to when Miraflores was a colonial gem. While many of the classic homes still remain, more and more Miraflores has become the land of soaring apartment complexes.

Machu Picchu Monday

Have an amazing week. When it gets tough, think of Machu Picchu…

Here’s something spotted on the train to Machu Picchu. Old stone walls:

Tbt: Old Peru

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend.

Continuing on last weeks’ Lake Titicaca theme, here’s a postcard from Rio Desaguadero near Lake Titicaca, Peru.


Machu Picchu Monday

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:

Weaving examples in Pisaq in the Sacred Valley, Peru

Bonus: Saguaro flowers

Saguaro in bloom

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In late with this look back. We were up in the wilds of New Mexico where anything beyond basic email just doesn’t work.

Here’s a vintage postcard of Lake Titicaca:

Machu Picchu Monday

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.)

El Albergue, Ollantaytambo, Peru in the Sacred Valley


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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.

Cross on El Misti, Arequipa