Chilean Patagonia – Penguins, Torres Del Paine, and Beautiful Landscapes

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After making our way from Northern Chile, spending some time in Santiago, Vina Del Mar, and Renaca we flew down to the Chilean Patagonia to Punta Arenas, Chile.  Punta Arenas is one of the furthermost cities in Chile and the hub exploring the Magellan Straits, Magdalena Island, and Tierra Del Fuego.  The first thing we […]

Lake Titicaca And The Floating Islands of Puno, Peru

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Lake Titicaca and the Floating Islands of Puno, Peru along with the Uros people, were one of the highlights of Peru.  We like Peru, however the constant commercialization of the country was less in Puno… much less.  This made walking down the street, (except for the walking street…still pretty hawkerish) actually enjoyable.  We arrived on […]

Cusco, Peru – Gateway to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley

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Cusco, Peru – Gateway to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley and a city in the Peruvian Andes, was once the capital of the Inca Empire and is known for its archaeological remains, Spanish colonial architecture, and touristic megaplex founded in the 11oos.  The Plaza de Armas (yes every town in Peru has one) in […]

Arequipa, Peru On The Gringo Trail – Catholic Churches and Relaxation

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Sitting at around 7,700 feet above sea level sits the semi-arid city of Arequipa,Peru on the Gringo Trail.    The “Gringo Trail” is a well established route around Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Argentina and Ecuador, Chile and Brazil.  It’s no established trail like the Appalachian Trail in the US, it’s more just a route us “gringos” […]