Tbt: Old Peru

Another vintage postcard from Cardcow…

Lima is loaded with Colonial splendor. While many of the classic homes have been razed to make way for the ubiquitous apartments around Lima, many remain to showcase the beauty of this cosmopolitan city.

Machu Picchu Monday

Monday, Monday can’t trust that day…

Machu Picchu is still there though…

Mysterious & awesome, Machu Picchu


Machu Picchu Monday

Our trip to Machu Picchu in the Fall is already booked. Now we’re just counting the days…

Inside Machu Picchu



Machu Picchu Monday

Another busy week here at the ranch, but we’re loving it. This Spring has been lovely this year, and we’ve had some hot days, but mostly it’s been especially nice this year.

Lovely views at Machu Picchu, Peru

Tbt: Old Peru

Basilica in Arequipa Peru (vintage Postcard via Cardcow)

Have a great weekend!

Machu Picchu Monday

Hope everyone had a good Memorial Day last Monday. We enjoyed a quieter weekend at last…

Meanwhile, the planning continues for our trip this fall to Machu Picchu. Can’t wait!


Strong quake rocks northern Peru, one dead

We awoke today to the news of another strong earthquake in Peru. Natalia emailed us from Tarapoto, and said that the power had gone out, but everything appears to be OK.

Peruvian authorities were scrambling to assess the damage after an earthquake with a magnitude as high as 8.0 rocked the Peruvian Amazon region in the early hours of Sunday morning, leaving at least one person dead.

Source: Strong quake rocks northern Peru, one dead – Reuters

Meanwhile in Yurimaguas, there was some damage. The old adobe structures don’t do well in the big quakes as this photo via El Comercio shows:

Earthquake damage in Yurimaguas, Peru (Via El Comercio)

We’ve been to Yurimaguas several times as it’s a great place to catch a cargo boat to Iquitos. It’s a growing port city in the Amazon river network.

Our prayers and best wishes go out to all affected.