We woke up a little late and quickly got our packs ready to head out for a full day of traveling and exploring communities in the Sacred Valley starting with Chincheros. After Shirley spent some time organizing our transportation we had a plan and went to meet our driver. The cost for the entire trip […]Read More Chincheros, the Sacred Valley, and a very special day in Ollantaytambo.
After spending about three weeks in Puerto Maldonado enjoying the city, jungle, family, and friends it was time for Shirley and I to fly to Cusco to seek out Alpaca sources and communities to work with. I had booked an Airbnb in Cusco near Tupac Square for a week as our base. Shirley had contacted […]Read More Trip to Cusco: Operation Alpaca Trueke
Thankfully Omar and Eza, Shirley’s Uncle and Aunt from Abancay were visiting Puerto Maldonado for a Baptism which we where also invited to. For the celebration Omar’s family from Lima would be Joining in the celebration and ceremony. We started the day with a trip to the observation tower in Puerto Maldonado which gives a […]Read More Baptism Celebration and tour around PTO with Omar and Eza
I had the pleasure of having lunch made by Shirley’s friend Joaquina (pollo al horno) and going fishing with Marcos, her husband. He makes all of his nets by hand and is extremely good at his craft. We caught devil fish, and other species common to this lake along the Madre del Rio’s. Today he […]Read More Learning to cast net in the Amazon with Marcos
Shirley and I started our morning at Tres De Mayo market with empanadas and juice. All day yesterday in the main square La plaza the local people celebrated different schools and regions of Peru in Puerto Maldonado. Maria, Shirley’s mom was involved in the celebration and represented Apurimac culture with traditional dress, food, and drink. […]Read More Celebration of Apurimac Region of Peru in Puerto Maldonado.
Yesterday Shirley started the day off with some fresh ceviche’ which is always delicious and them she decided to take me to a local lodge Estancia Bello Horizonte https://www.estanciabellohorizonte.com just a short distance from Puerto Maldonado with an beautiful rainforest hike, natural spring pool, and canopy climb. The price for the day also includes a […]Read More Yesterday’s Hike in the Rainforest and the days events.
We woke up the next morning to a garden of eden paradise. Because we arrived at night we could not see her property which was full of flowers, birds, and an amazing landscape. We went to main building for breakfast which was served by Patrina and was delicious. After breakfast we met up with our […]Read More Choquequirao, Sayhuite, and back to Abancay.
We were sad to leave Aruba but excited to explore Peru with Shirley. The flight back to lima was good and we arrived early in the evening. Shirley arranged for Walter our driver in Lima to pick us up at the airport and take us to our hotel. We decided to get something to eat […]Read More Lima to Abancay
After spending about two months back in The United States and corresponding with Shirley. I decided it was time to head back to Peru to spend time with Shirley and take her up on her offer to show me more of Peru. We decided to first meet in Lima and fly to Aruba for a […]Read More Back to Peru and trip to Aruba.