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19 Aug

Lots of catching up to do…more to come

Alright…so the days in Ecuador have been hard on me internet-wise, since all hotels so far, except this one, charged a lot for internet access, and I did not want to have everybody waiting for me when at an internet cafe… So here are the records of the last week, that is, the last days […]

11 Aug

Machu Picchu and Cusco

Alright, so off we were yesterday early morning to Machu Picchu…we decided to save some time by driving to the second station instead of getting on the train at the first station…and then off to the big miracle… The train station The train itself Some mountains on the way Nice… Flowers and vista Finally there….the […]

09 Aug

To Puno, lake Titicaca, to Cuzco

The day before yesterday meant waking up early and visiting the Airport of Arequipa once more to fly to Juliaca. From there, with a few stops, we went to Puno which lies at the shores of lake Titicaca. A nice man with a llama we met on the way One more stop, at some Inca […]

06 Aug

Nuns with…maids?

After a rough night with little sleep (tooth, stomach full of camel, church bells ringing at 6am) we went to visit the local convent. It is pretty old and full of tourists. There are still 24 Dominican nuns living there, although they used to be 174 or something. It is a little town, with lots […]

05 Aug

Mostly harmless…or: alpaca is bad for your teeth

Ouch. Stupid tooth…but more of that later. First, let me tell you of the last few days. The day before yesterday we took the bus to Ica. A nice town. Got some chicken at Roky, or Norky, or whatever, slept at the Hotel Austria after organizing the next day. The nice guy that owns the […]

02 Aug

Museums, parents and more…

We finally got to see the center of Lima. The plaza de armas, with the cathedral, the headquarters of the catholic church (the cardinal, to be exact), the president and the mayor of Lima. Lima’s trinity in all things political, even though the non-catholic christians are present in the parliament at the time. La plaza […]

31 Jul

Shopping and the sea

Yesterday we went shopping, and bought the tickets to Ica (which were quite expensive, but Blanca recommended buying from the best and most secure enterprise) and for a city tour tomorrow. We also bought some jeans for Tessi (1 pair was at 30 Sol, or about 3,90 Euros). One of the pairs we had to […]

30 Jul

Canciones, Cuy and Chacra

Ah what a nice party! About 20 members of the family went to the “Vivaldi” for a “cena bailable” (“danceable dinner”) for Karen’s 15th birthday…giant cake, lots of dancing and good food. Usually there is a big, formal party, similar to the US’s “sweet sixteen”, but the family decided they wanted to travel to Argentina […]

28 Jul

Markets and fruits

Yesterday night the whole family came back. They are very nice and took us out to Molina for breakfast…Cicharron con Mote…that is, fire-grilled, fried pork with cooked, peeled (yes, peeled!) corn. They also had a lot of plants and herbs there, too bad I forgot to bring the camera…well, actually I thought we would just […]

27 Jul

The First Days in Peru

Ha! So I do get to write a little blog entry. We arrived in Lima on time on Wednesday, got our luggage and went to my sister’s host family. The flight was nice, they have entertainment centers for all seats in the big KLM machines now, and we were both in luck, being served cheese-only […]

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