January 6 – February 15, 2012


The Lima Loop: Jan 6 – Jan 22
Although technically only four Feet and one Hudswell, the five of us set off on an adventure of a lifetime that had been many years in the making. Are we overly ambitious or perhaps a little crazy as some might say, to be traveling with three young children? Only time will tell….

Arequipa & The Colca Canyon: Jan 22 – Jan 31
Leaving Lima behind us we arrived in Arequipa, the second largest city in Peru. As we drove from the airport to our hotel in the historical centre, we began to catch glimpses of the fabled Peru — women dressed in traditional outfits with woven textile shawls, full flowing skirts, long twin braids tied at their ends, and some of the best hats to be found anywhere.

Machu Picchu & The Sacred Valley: Jan 31 – Feb 10
Have we been in a country too long when Oscar and Stella have a choice of watching Toy Story on the hotel TV in Spanish or on the computer in English, and they opt for Spanish? I’d like to say it’s because their language skills have improved dramatically but unfortunately no (and their pronunciation of ‘thank you’ has room for improvement).


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