Category Archives: Peru

Gold and Arms in Lima

Monday, February 4, 2019 This is our last day in Peru, We paid a visit to the Gold Museum of Peru and Weapons of the World, originally a private collection belonging to Miguel Mujica Gallo, who was a prominent businessman and … Continue reading

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Dance, Dance, Dance

Sunday, February 3, 2019 Yesterday, our guide told us about a large dance competition being held at the city stadium this morning, in honor of the Virgen de la Candelaria. Folk dance groups from around the Puno District come to … Continue reading

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The Good Ship Yavari, Puno, Peru

Saturday afternoon, February 2, 2019 After returning to land, we had an opportunity to tour the MN Yavari, a ship that had been commission by the Peruvian government in 1861. It was built by Thames Ironworks in Scotland, then dismantled, … Continue reading

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Colca Canyon and the Andean Condors

Thursday late morning and afternoon, January 31, 2019 The Colca River is the longest river in Peru, stretching from the Andes to the Pacific Ocean. On its journey, it creates the deepest canyon in the world, over 2.5 miles, more … Continue reading

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Zig Zagging through Arequipa

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 Our guide took us on a driving tour of Arequipa, starting with a view of the city from atop a hill. We noticed many fields and some farm animals within the city proper. There are many … Continue reading

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Holy Jumping Sardines!

Saturday morning, January 26, 2019 The normal daily schedule includes a short excursion (less than one hour) before breakfast, then a longer (two hour) excursion after breakfast. We return for lunch and perhaps a nap. There may be a lecture … Continue reading

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Amazon Things That Go Bump in the Night

Friday evening, January 25, 2019 The late afternoon excursion was an evening hike in the Dorado Flood Forest, to look for creepy-crawlies. Both of the photography experts accompanied us on this excursion, and I was fortunate enough to pick up … Continue reading

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