Lima has a population of 10 million people. A large percentage of this population comes from an invasion of rural citizens that moved to the city for protection during the 1980’s when the drug cartels were out of control and perpetrating violence against the often innocent locals that had the misfortune to get in their […]
Pachacamac is an expansive archaeological just a short distance to the south of Lima….
It has been nearly 4 years since I was last in Peru. At that time I made the obligatory pilgrimage to the mystically engaging Machu Picchu. With this return visit, I had my sights set on the archaeological site of Caral that I had learned about on that last visit. Touted as the oldest site […]
Wow, is Lima a busy city! It is a busy, bustling place filled with traffic congestion problems and what must be the world’s worst drivers. Honk, honk, beep, beep. The sounds of the city are nearly constant. Exhaust fumes from the traffic hang heavy in the air. Fully a third of Peru’s population lives in […]
Air travel is often an adventure when the weather gets iffy. My mother and I had been planning a cruise out of San Juan, Puerto Rico for the last couple of months. The week we were scheduled to leave, the weather forecast was predicting snow and ice. We made adjustments to our plans and arranged […]
One of the most compelling things about travel to me is that no matter how carefully you’ve planned and studied your destination, it will always surprise you. I arrived in Cancun on September 14th and was met at the airport by my gracious host/driver/guide, Carlos, for the transfer to my hotel inside the Chichen Itza […]