It’s been a little over a year since mom passed away from cancer and I miss her more today than ever. Although it’s hard, I will share some of my experiences being by moms side as she battled cancer and some of the things I learned along the way. I have always been a truth […]Read More Moms Battle with Cancer:
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.
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.
After leaving Aquas Calientes I returned to Cusco were I would spend the next 4 days including my birthday. During my stay in the Amazon I met a girl named Shirley whom said she was going to be in Cusco during my birthday and would show me around. I was excited and so after checking […]Read More Back to Cusco, onto Oracles, and saying goodbye
The train from Ollantaytambo to Aquas Calietntes was nice, especially after spending so many days hiking. The train ride was about an hour-long, just enough time for a quick bite to eat and drink which was complimentary on Peru Rail. Arriving in Aquas Calientes there was a lot of commotion, being a heavy tourist area. […]Read More Aquas Calientes and Machu Picchu
After drinking my coca tea I met with the group and we loaded up in a van. We then drove for about 30 minutes to the start of the trail. Hugo was full of energy and from the start I could tell we would get along very well. Most of the other guides and members of […]Read More The Inca Quarry Trail Hike
Flying from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco is only about an hour or so and the flight this time was smooth and I would learn in the future on other flight that is not normally the case. I was excited to experience the ancient city of Cusco. Cusco is a city in southeastern Peru, near the […]Read More Journey from the ancient city of Cusco to Ollantaytambo
As I posted about ancient history in the Peru itinerary blog I thought about how much our egos play a role in keeping us from reaching our potential by magnifying fear of how we’ll be perceived or judged. Are we afraid we’ll look silly, weak, dumb, or any myriad of emotions which hold us back […]Read More What about the Ego?