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Santiago, part 2

We arrived in Chile’s capital, the first city on our trip we’d visited before,¬†after leaving Argentina on a Tuesday afternoon. When we passed through here a couple of years ago,…

Cordoba

Our third country on the trip, and the first that we’d visited before, was Argentina. We decided to stay a week in the country’s second-largest city, Cordoba. We arrived late…

Santa Catalina Monastery

Arequipa’s best known tourist attraction is the Monasterio de Santa Catalina. An active monastery for over 400 years, the compound has survived several earthquakes and is still home to a…

Arequipa

After leaving the heights of Cusco we flew to Peru’s second largest city, Arequipa. Located in the south of Peru, the city sits at 7,600 feet, which is 3,600 less…

Macchu Picchu

The highlight of our adventure so far has been the 19-hour-long day trip to Macchu Picchu. On Saturday, October 26th, we got up at 3am. We met the local trip…

11,200 feet

After leaving Lima we flew to the ancient Incan capital city of Cusco. Most of what the Incans built was razed by the Conquistadors and replaced with spanish-style buildings. As…

A visit to Huaca Pucllana

Located right in the center of the Miraflores neighborhood of Lima and only a few blocks from our apartment, are the ruins of an 1,800 year-old precolumbian pyramid. Until 1981…

On to Lima

After the heat and humidity of Panama City we flew south through Bogota to the capital of Peru. A metropolis of over eight million people, the city sits right on…

Some leftover iPhone pictures

As sad as we were to leave Panama, we were ready to move on to Peru. To close out the record of our visit to the southern tip of Central…

A walk to the San Francisco neighborhood

One morning we started a long walk across the shore of the Bay of Panama to visit the ritzy high rise neighborhood of San Francisco. While the buildings are certainly…