Monday, June 28, 2010

Magical Peru

I must admit, I am a little bit obsessed with South America! After visiting Peru I would love to explore Brazil, Chile, Argentina, ect...
I fell in love with the scenery, the people, and the culture. of course, it also helped that our money is still worth a lot there, and the trip was very affordable. Here are some of my favorite pictures and moments from a land just 7hrs (on a plane of course) south of here.

A little market we stopped at on the tour of the Sacred Valley. Who wouldn't love a tiger blanket?!?!
The children were so adorable here. Children everywhere are so sweet, but I really loved seeing the children in Peru dressed in the traditional way.
This stuff is pure sugar and tastes like a mix of cream soda and cotton candy and bubble gum all wrapped into one. Everyone else loved it. Needless to say I only ordered it once.
Joe made friends with this kid in Cusco who was trying to hustle some of his merchandise on us. He ended up being way cool. We hung out with him and watched fireworks that night.
I loved the old colonial architecture around Cusco.
Saqsaywaman!!! Or Sexy Woman!!!!
Hmmmmmm, what is the oppsite of Sexy Woman?!?!? ME getting ready to start the Inka Trail, me on the Inka trail, me after not showering for 4 days at Machu Picchu! Ding ding ding!!! It's what happens when you are a tough nature girl like me. (hahaha)
We don't mind getting a little gritty every once in a while.

Us on the inka trail with our guide Alex!

Dinner time in the food tent!

Our fabulous crew of porters and cook! WE heart these guys!!!
Magical!!! You really can't explain this until you have experienced it! The Andes mountain range was one of the most beautiful I have ever been in. I just love this photo and the way you can see the rays of light coming down.

The very top of Wynupicchu mountain. So glad we did the extra hike to get the best view point of Machu Picchu. I am sitting at the very top!!! Taaadaaaa!

I can't wait till the next adventure! For those of you who don't already know, I am going to take the biggest trip I have ever been on! 5 weeks in south east Asia!!! India, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Hong Kong! I am meeting some friends over there and we are going to have an adventure of a life time! Can't wait.

1 comment:

  1. girl... I wish we did this together! I will say though Inca Cola Light is my favorite thing that I have had in a while... I like the funny stuff.