Sunscreen? Check. Coca tea? Check. Telephoto and wide-angle camera lens? Check. All right. We are ready to head off to Colca Canyon!
After two days of acclimatizing under the watchful eye of the El Misti volcano as we meandered through the colorful corridors of the Santa Catalina monastery, savored the cool sweet taste of queso helado, and took in the sunset each night from the rooftop terraza of our hotel in Arequipa we were ready for the day’s journey of ascending up through breathless passes as high 4,910 meters in order to reach our final oasis for the next two nights, the Colca Lodge, located in southern Peru’s famed river canyon, a windy four-hour drive north of Arequipa.
As the year drew to a close and we looked back at how the past 365 days had shaped us, Dan and I can only contemplate that 2019 has personally been a long and challenging year for us and very much a period of desperately hoping for time to pass […]
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 […]
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 […]