We are thankful for a safe and pleasant 15-day trip to Peru and Bolivia. We started our trip by flying into Lima, Peru.
Suzanna at Santo Domingo Convent in Lima. This is the site of the oldest university in the Americas (early 1500’s) and the home of St Martin.
Lima is situated on a plain above the Pacific Ocean. Looking down from Lima is the highway that runs along the Pacific coastline.
At every street corner in Lima, there are official money changers
Streets of Lima
Richard and Suzanna in front of Lima City Hall
Welcome committee at Cuzco airport
Enjoying Coca tea at our Cuzco hotel - a beverage that combats altitude sickness. Coca leaves are also chewed.
Cuzco’s streets were very narrow
Whenever we stopped, the vendors swarmed around to sell their wares
Inca wall that formerly surrounded the city of Cuzco (Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park)
Dinner show in a Cuzco restaurant
We stopped as we left Cuzco to view the city.
Note the Peruvian adobe homes in the countryside with thatched roofs and sun-baked mud brick walls.
Suzanna at the Pisac Indian market in the Sacred Valley. The market covered several city blocks.
Ollantaytambo Fortress in the Sacred Valley. It is the oldest continuously lived-in settlement in the Americas, dating back before the 1300’s.
To continue on the tour to Machu Picchu, please click here.