Tbt: Old Peru

Thursday, and a beautiful week it’s been in northwest Arizona. Lots of sun, and pleasant temperatures. We’re loving it…

Here’s a look back. Many of Lima’s finest colonial homes have disappeared, replaced by sterile apartment buildings. A few of the old gems still remain. Many are now embassies & commercial offices. (via Cardcow)

Gothic Pavillion

Tbt: Old Peru

It’s Thursday, my how the week goes by when you stay busy. I guess it’s better to be productive than idle though. Have a great weekend…

Here’s a classic postcard of small ships in the harbor at Callao. Today, Callao is a large modern port that has contributed to Peru’s economic growth. (Via Cardcow)

Small ships, Callao, Peru

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Tbt: Old Peru

Hope you’ve had a good week. We shot up to Las Vegas today to deliver coffee, and have lunch with my parents. It was fun, and we had surprisingly good luck with the traffic.

Rather than take the new I-11 bypass, we go through Boulder City the “old way.” Now with less traffic, it’s much more pleasant, and even faster than the bypass.

Here’s a postcard from Lima – 1906

Tbt: Old Peru

Hope you’re enjoying Fall. This has always been my favorite time of year. I do miss the extreme colors in the east here in northwest Arizona. One of these days, we’re going to make it back to New England for the glories of October.

Here’s a colonial home in Cuzco. Cuzco today is the bustling tourist city high in the Andes (3,400 m 11,200 ft) where many catch the train to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. We always head immediately lower to Pisaq (2,972 m 9,751 ft), where we can adjust to the altitude a little less drastically. If one is going to Machu Picchu, Aguascalientes (2,040 m 6,690 ft) is the closest town with accommodations and is also the lowest elevation. It’s also where the train station is, so the easiest thing to do is fly to Cuzco, take the train to Machu Picchu (the same day if you can) & then slowly work your way back up the valley to Cuzco. After a few days, most will feel somewhat “recovered” from the altitude & can better enjoy the marvels of Cuzco without huffing and puffing.

Colonial house Cuzco, Peru (Via Cardcow)

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Thursday already. The days are still hot here in Arizona, but nights are mercifully cool.

Here’s a look back: “Pelicans in Paita.”

Pelicans at Paita, Peru

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It’s another week back at the ranch. It’s all going well. It’s finally starting to cool down, and it’s very welcome.

Here’s a look back at the La Palma Railway Station in Lima.

La Palma Railroad Station Lima, Peru

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Still grinding away in New Mexico. Cabin is coming along nicely though…

Here’s a look at the Costa Verde cliffs in Miraflores. In recent years, the Peruvian and local governments have been working hard to make the coastline a real jewel of Lima. It’s come a long way from the old days…

Costa Verde Cliffs Miraflores, Peru

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A look back at the Rimac River in Lima, Peru (Via Cardcow)

Rimac River, Lima Province, Peru