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Lucille's Adventures in Peru Av. Fatima 820, #703, Trujillo, Peru --- www.perumission.org --- "Not all those who wander are lost." J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings

Trip: Lares Trek and Lake Titicaca

There are [12] stories from my trip: Lares Trek and Lake Titicaca

Sad to Leave and Peru is Sad to See me Go

PERU | Monday, 14 Jan 2008 | Views [510] | Comments [3]

Hola, my last day in Peru.  I leave Puno at 14:00 to go to Juliaca and catch my plane to Lima.  Then I go from Lima home.  I woke up to cloudy skies and looks like rain.  Peru is crying that I have to leave!  It has been a great trip!  I was thinking ... Read more >

Tags: Philosophy of travel

To the Top Please

PERU | Sunday, 13 Jan 2008 | Views [571] | Comments [2]

We left Amantani this morning and went to Taquille Island.  It is also a small island out on Lake Titicaca. No electricity, but oh so beautiful!!!  There are no roads, vehicles or dogs.  The men wear tightly woven hats and walk around knitting them themselves.... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Total Immersion in the Culture!!

PERU | Sunday, 13 Jan 2008 | Views [770]

Saturday was a great day!!  We started by going to the port of Puno and getting on our boat.  We rode out to the Floating Islands of the Uros people.  They are floating islands of Torta Reeds.  They are about 3 meters thick and people still live out ... Read more >

Tags: People

Isn´t it summer? Puno is COLD!

PERU | Friday, 11 Jan 2008 | Views [366] | Comments [2]

  Well, made it to Puno.  A pretty uneventful day.  Just necessary travel.  My van picked me up at 09:00 and we made the 7 hour trip to Puno in about 5.  We only stopped one time and that was at the highest point on the road along the way.  4338 meters.... Read more >

Tags: On the Road

Machu Picchu, Huchuypicchu, and Waynapicchu

PERU | Friday, 11 Jan 2008 | Views [1350]

I´ve been to Machu Picchu, but it is incredible enough to see more than once!  And this time it is a New Seven Wonder of the World.  We got up and had breakfast and headed up on the 06:00 train as planned.  It takes about half an hour to drive up and ... Read more >

Tags: Sightseeing

Lares Trek Day Three -- Today is all a Bonus!

PERU | Friday, 11 Jan 2008 | Views [1171]

Day 3 was all bonus!  The original plan was to hike to Ipsayqocha, campsite for night 2, to Patakancha, where the bus would pick us up and take us to Ollantaytambo.  Since we did the entire 3 day trek in 2 days, today was all a bonus!  I had my wonderful ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Lares Trek Day Two -- Are My Toes Supposed to be Touching My Shins

PERU | Friday, 11 Jan 2008 | Views [955]

Day Two started out great.   Freddy and I had been discussing going all the way to the end of the trail rather than stopping at the planned camp site for night 2.  I said, let´s see how I feel after going over Ipsayqocha Pass, which is almost 4500 meters.... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

Lares Trek Day One -- Be Flexible

PERU | Friday, 11 Jan 2008 | Views [1522]

The day started promptly at 06:00 when Freddy, my guide for the next four days picked me up.  We drove to Calca and had about 1/2 an hour in the market.  Freddy went and ate breakfast.  I got presents for the children we´d see on the trail and cocoa ... Read more >

Tags: The Great Outdoors

It´s a Sonny Day in Trujillo, Peru!!

PERU | Wednesday, 9 Jan 2008 | Views [350] | Comments [1]

I checked email after that last article and had to share with you all what God is doing.  Sonny is now staying for one month at SALI (San Augustine Language Institute) for a one month internship.  His plane ticket home is set for January 28.  I cannot ... Read more >

Tags: Mission Trip

A Quick Update and some Replies to Comments

PERU | Wednesday, 9 Jan 2008 | Views [346] | Comments [1]

All, Thanks for the comments and prayers! I love reading them from the road. Just to let you know, I am now in Ollantaytambo and off the trail. We will take a train to Agus Caliente tonight to see Machu Picchu early tomorrow morning for almost a full ... Read more >

Tags: Friends

Everyone Needs an Entourage

PERU | Sunday, 6 Jan 2008 | Views [432] | Comments [3]

Hola, Buenos Tardes! What a blessed Lord´s Day. I tried to go to church, but didn´t get the information on where the MTW church was until it was too late. Maybe in Puno?  So, last night I met with David, from GAP, to brief me on the trip.  When I booked ... Read more >

Tags: People

From the Desert to the Mountains

PERU | Saturday, 5 Jan 2008 | Views [326] | Comments [3]

Ive made it to Cusco. The Lima airport does not sleep.  Not one store closed and people were constantly in and out.  Sonny ended up spending the night with me so I at least had a little company until morning.  He went back to Trujillo and then I came ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles