June 27, 2008 I get lost in this hotel, forgetting which way to go to find our room. I traverse one or more of the many patios surrounding the central lobby and reception area, only to realize I went the wrong way. Each section of the hotel surrounds a central courtyard, with beautiful manicured flower […]Read More Peru 2008: Urubamba & a visit to a school
June 26, 2008 (Continuation of journal) The highlight of the afternoon was the very impressive ruins of Pisaq, our first Inca ruins! While we were climbing and exploring, we could hear the ethereal sound of a quena being played. It added a grandeur and spirituality to the place. Just about anywhere we went in the […]Read More Peru 2008: Pisaq to Yucay
June 26, 2008 Today we left Lima to fly to Cusco. We had to be up early and our luggage outside our rooms at 7 am. The flight to Cusco was about an hour long and much smoother than I expected. We also got a more substantial snack than I expected. We flew over the […]Read More Peru 2008: The Sacred Valley: Cusco to Awanakancha
June 25, 2008 Interesting day today! After breakfast, Boris handed us over at 9 am to our guide for the morning, Nieves. Only one person, Pat, went on the excursion to the Nazca Lines. A few others stayed behind to enjoy the day on their own. Carol, Christe, Val, Sharon, Charlie, Jayme, Dale and I […]Read More Chorrillos and Villa El Salvador
Evening, June 24, 2008 There’s a Fair Trade store in the hotel where they sell the cutest animal finger puppets! I got a llama and also a pair of gloves. I will return to buy more puppets – I think my students will adore them! They also sell small crèches; I may buy one for […]Read More Peru 2008: Dinner and dance show
June 24, 2008 We had a meeting after breakfast on the top floor of the hotel, where Boris told us some of the history and geography of Peru. He told us about the many cultures of Peru and both he and our city guide, Sheila, said the Inca culture lasted 300 years (not only 100 […]Read More Lima City Tour (2008)
The following is the first of a series of posts chronicling a trip to Peru in 2008 with my husband and son. We went with an excellent travel company, Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT) and were in a tour group of about 14 people. June 24, 2008 We arrived at 1 am local time in Lima […]Read More Peru 2008 – Lima
The prompt for today was to read the story of Richard Parker and Tom Dudley. Is what Dudley did defensible? What would you have done? There are many stories of people in desperate situations resorting to cannibalism to survive. An Argentinean rugby team crashed in the Andes in the 1970s, and there were two books […]Read More Daily Post: What would you do to survive?
Today’s prompt is: If you could choose to be a master (or mistress) of any skill in the world, which skill would you pick? Executive functioning: Organization, managing multiple tasks either simultaneously or one after another without getting distracted, keeping my house neat, remembering to do stuff. Basically, I would like to NOT have ADHD, […]Read More Daily prompt (1/22): Mastering the skill of organization
The prompt for last Friday (Sorry, I do them when I’m inspired, not necessarily on the same day) was: Write down the first words that come to mind when we say . . . . . . home. My house. It’s brown and white faux brick on the outside, with a front porch and a […]Read More Daily prompt (1/18): Home. Soil. Rain.