“Como te llamas? (What do they call you?)” I asked the fidgety, energetic 7 year old in front of us. “Me llamo Fernaaaaaaaando!” as he flashed a not-so-toothy smile. I wondered for a moment if the tooth fairy visited this part of the world. I am always impressed by how energetic kids can be hopping… Continue reading My Friend Fernando – Memories at the Ollantaytambo Ruins in Peru
Waking up on Wednesday was like waking up on Christmas morning. Our Machu Picchu llama picture (or "Bossy the Llama" to you old-school Over Yonderlusters) was #1 on the travel Reddit page and I couldn't have been more pleased. Sure, I was preparing for the worst when it came to trolls and the like, but… Continue reading Our Machu Picchu Llama has gone VIRAL!
I swear that there is always a celebration or a holiday no matter where we go in Latin America. I can say without a doubt that these people love to party. There are so many festivals in Peru! We arrived in Puno, Peru while the the Virgin de la Candelaria celebrations were in full swing,… Continue reading Stumbling on Virgin de la Candelaria Celebrations in Puno, Peru
The sun was setting behind the Andes, filling the sky with beautiful orange and pink hues but I barely noticed. I stood at the fence, anxiously peering down the tracks waiting for our train to come into view. Not an ideal way to pass the time, but it helped keep my excited fidgeting down to… Continue reading Embracing Cliche in Machu Picchu
Have you ever found yourself stumbling upon something so weird and new, bizarre and thought-provoking? The culture in Peru gave us one of those moments. We found ourselves in one of those experiences in Cusco, Peru by complete serendipity. We had no intention on being there, we just happened to be. We heard the drums,… Continue reading Photo Essay: Culture in Peru – Traditional Dances
I admit, we arrived to Cuzco a bit apprehensive. Every time we had used a room rental company before, we had an apartment to ourselves rather than a single room in a B&B like we found ourselves in at that moment. Roomorama definitely picked a good property to place on their list. Not only were… Continue reading Experiencing Cuzco, Peru with Roomorama
One of the hardest things about being an artist is that sometimes, you just don't want to have anything to do with your craft. I've run into this multiple times when it comes with photography. One of the reasons I love to travel is because I become inspired with the surroundings. I feel the need… Continue reading Being Inspired in Cusco, Peru
Call me ignorant. Please. We just didn't study South America much as a kid in school. Honestly, I think that is how it has kept all its wonder over the years. Somehow when I think of Peruvian cities, I think of the dusty roads of Mancora, or the colonial style that is found in Cuenca,… Continue reading This is Lima Peru?!
Welcome to Photo Essay Week! While we have had many adventures, none can really be summed up as much as the pictures speak. A picture is worth a thousand words, right? After everything that I had read and all the recommendations for Mancora Peru, I had somehow built up this stunning resort town that I… Continue reading Photo Essay: The REAL Mancora Peru
Welcome to Photo Essay Week! While we have had many adventures, none can really be summed up as much as the pictures speak. A picture is worth a thousand words, right? While wandering the dusty streets of Mancora, Peru we noticed that there was quite the hubbub going on. If you weren't staying in the… Continue reading Photo Essay: A Surprise Carnaval Celebration – Mancora, Peru