Our main purpose for spending two nights in Peru’s second-biggest city was to get acclimatized for the high-altitude passes en route to nearby Colca Canyon, but we quickly found the “White City” of Arequipa is worth spending some time lingering in and admiring the city’s namesake cool white volcanic stone buildings — as well as the warm red walls of the Santa Catalina Monastery — the dry summery air, and the much quieter strains of everyday life without the blaring traffic horns and gunmetal gray skies of Lima.
The Postcard Travelers recently celebrated a milestone birthday with Dan’s fortieth trip around the sun. We decided to celebrate in the big way that the day called for by dressing up in our finest and indulging ourselves with the 14-course tasting menu at Astrid y Gaston, Lima’s original haute-cuisine locale. […]
New year, new adventures! 2019 is shaping up to be an exciting travel year for us to new locales and experiences as well as much-loved frequently visited destinations such as London and “home” with family and friends in San Diego. While we love the architecture, gastronomy, museums, and the electric […]
Missed Part 2? Get caught up here! Well, it’s official: Dan and I have now aged a couple decades and have become birding people. I love a good treasure hunt — whether it actually be finding buried loot on some island or isolating all the mix-ins in a pint of […]
Missed Part 1? Check it out here! After an enjoyable first day in the jungle in search of poison dart frogs on our hike to the Pucayaquillo waterfall and effectively managing to evade the wrath of any mosquitos with plentiful dousings of bug spray, the program for our second full […]
Our second venture into the varied landscape of Peru brought us to Tarapoto, a cloud forest city in northern Peru located in the high jungle plateau of the Amazon Basin. As our plane descended into the “City of Palms” over muddy chocolate rivers — fitting as one of the areas biggest […]
After two months in our new locale of Lima, Peru, we took our first trip out of the gray, foggy city leaving behind the vestiges of the southern hemisphere winter along the coast and headed south to Peru’s sunnier wine region of Ica. Dan and I were and are still struggling […]