On a recent trip to Eugene, Oregon I arrived to find the city encapsulated in ice. Tree limbs were brought down all over Eugene and Portland from the weight of the ice. But on a coastal excursion, the oceanic climate offered a reprieve. Pictured below is a Pacific Ocean sunset, just South of Newport, Oregon.
This buck hung around the property for several weeks during the rut, and hunting season. The property is a wintering ground for deer, and if he makes it through the winter, he will have a bigger rack next year. More than likely, he has been coming here all his life.
With the sudden passing of my dad in late March this year, I returned to Colorado for several months before going back to Peru again. I drove all over the Untied States visiting relatives, covering 9,000 miles in just a month. As a side trip to my last visit to Peru, I spent a week… Read More
Machu Picchu limeño – The Machu Picchu of Lima The trip began in Lima, at the ZBUSS terminal, (Zitabus) at Jr. Julian Pineyro 440 – Rimac – Lima. There is also another terminal at Plaza Norte. Cost: Monday –Friday 7 Soles, Saturday-Sunday 8.50 Soles. DNI, Passport required. After two hours of Jackie Chan… Read More
For this day trip, my friend Gino and I traveled three hours by bus from Lima, passing Chosica, to the little mountain town of Matucana, which sits at 2389 meters, 7841 feet above sea level, and offers five different hikes or areas to visit. For this outing, we chose the hike to Antankallo waterfall, a… Read More
The Temple of Pachacamac is an archaeological site located 40km (25 miles) SE of Lima, and predates the Inca by several hundred years. Inca construction is visible however as they were the last to inhabit Pachacamac. The site is impressive, but being made of adobe, it is not as lavish as the stone sites in… Read More
I can tell you that more and more businesses here in Peru will not accept the dollar anymore for payment of goods and services. Hence the picture above I took at a shoe store in Lima, and led me to write this in January, 2013. I have updated and revised it somewhat. This article is… Read More
The Miraflores district of Lima Peru is a tourist mecca, and in the heart of it is Parque Kennedy. Named after U.S. President John F. Kennedy and adorned with a bust to commemorate his passing 40 years prior. Kennedy Park has a large walkway through the middle, dotted with benches under shade trees, green lawns… Read More
A journey South to Paracas and Ica begins at one of Lima’s bus terminals such as Soyuz, or Cruz del Sur. Travel time to Pisco, 240km’s is about 3hr 30mins by bus. If your bus doesn’t go directly to Paracas, then get off in Pisco, and take a taxi to Paracas. There are plenty of… Read More
Part 1 of 2 A Virtual Tour of Machu Picchu – Getting There. Read More
On 25 January, 2016 a pipeline breach happened due to a landslide. Now a second breach has occurred, and is under investigation. PetroPeru, is responsible for the spill, and will be sanctioned by the Peruvian government, the company may be fined $17M. The oil spill into the Amazon waterways is affecting over 8,000 people living… Read More
Peru is one of the twelve member nations to be involved with the TPP. What’s your opinion on the TPP? How will it affect member nations, and what effects will it have on the people? Please like, share, and comment below. Comments are moderated. The following are PDF files of the TPP, with Peru specific… Read More