Machu Picchu y Machu Picchu Pueblo
It’s not the original because of copyright, but it’s wicked close.
Hiked up to ‘La puerta del Sol’ and got an amazing view of Machu Picchu. It really is quite different seeing it in person rather than laboriously studying the facts in a textbook for a history exam.
Pictures of Lima, Peru before landing. Just for the record, Southern Peru has a better climate.
More pics from Machu Picchu
On an unrelated note, being back in Boise, Idaho has been interesting so far. My English is terrible, I drive really slow, and I feel overwhelmed by the amount of choices we as Americans have. I went to Fred Meyer’s this afternoon and there were 6 types of roast beef to choose from, then I was asked what thickness I wanted it cut at. What? I don’t know lady, just put half a pound in a bag and ring me up. The States and Peru are definitely 2 different worlds.
At the Denver airport for the next 7 hours until my flight to Boise hopefully takes off. It’s weird being back in the States and hearing so many people speak ‘good’ English and feeling cold. It’s snowing here in good 'ol Colorado. It’s always weird seeing so many blondes. On one hand, it’s nice to be back in the States and have this thing called 'efficiency’, but on the other, I am going to miss the lack of structure in Peru. For anyone that’s lived anywhere except Miraflores in Lima, I’m sure you know what I’m talking about.
No big deal, just one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the world. WHAT’S UP MACHU PICCHU!?!
And just for kicks, I thought I’d whip out ‘The Easterner’ and give it a read seeing as how I was so bored. Proud to be an Eagle?
Some new friends I made in Cuzco. What’s up Ladies?!?!
Headed to Lima tomorrow for 2 days and then back to the States after 13 months here in Peru. I’ve got a gangbang of fotos from Cuzco, Machu Picchu, and MP Pueblo, but shaky internet. 3 days and I’ll get everything up. Stay posted
This was on the drive out of Cuzco, headed for Urubamba
Even if they were using a translator, they still somehow managed to screw it up. As my 13 months in Arequipa come to a close, I can't help but reflect back on the whirlwind of an adventure I've had. My thanks go out to all those who made Peru an unforgettable experience. This country has opened my eyes, changed my perspectives, and humbled me more than I could have expected. I wish everyone the best and I'll see you in the future. Much love and many thanks Arequipa.
Oh hello there,
It’s your last night in Arequipa and you want to go out?
How nice, here’s a never ending rainstorm and yes, we’re aware that there are no street drains, so the streets will turn into rivers. But seriously, have a good time
The Cardiologists I tutor took me out for ceviche today. I can’t even begin to explain how delicious this stuff is.
Courtesy of ‘El Capitan’
This is my friend and struggling English student, Fio. She’s a nurse at the heart clinic and for the life of her, cannot pronounce words with ‘th’ in them.
These are some fotos taken in Camaná, Peru. It’s always nice to get out of Arequipa, if only for the weekend. I’ve got less than a week left in AQP until I am off to Cuzco and then the States. It’s been an incredible 13 months and I am absolutely going to miss Peru.
This is called: Covering your bases
I want to meet the guy doing the wonderful job translating everything here in Arequipa
The Lomo Saltado yesterday was exceptionally tasty.
Plaza de Armas in AQP, Peru. Taken from La Terraza.