I got a kick out of watching World Cup matches in Peru. I don’t speak Spanish. However- it seemed like all the sports networks generated so much analysis, commentary and chatter on every aspect of this international game. It sounded like they talked more about these matches than what I see and hear on American football.
Also, I had my fill of drama on the pitch. It was painful to watch Germany beat Team USA. It felt bizarre to cheer on Portugal, who helped us stay in the game.
More so-called “World Cups” spotted on our trip.
Silver cups inside Museo Larco.
The museum also has this amazing collection of ancient pottery pieces.
Another exhibition room highlighted Pre-Columbian erotic art.
Breastfeeding icons were tame compared to other works in this exhibit.
Also, I think the ladies behind the “Free the Nipple” campaign would protest having these icons categorized as “erotic” art.
CUSCO, PERU – Checking off my traveler’s bucket list: Visiting the ancient Inca site of Machu Picchu.
It’s a challenging trip to do it without a tour company. But it’s doable. We had complete freedom over where we went and how long we lingered over the ruins.
Machu Picchu also left us breathless. Climbing stone stairs gave us one heck of a cardio workout. At 7,900 feet, the site is lower than Cusco. That means it was easier for us to breathe at Machu Picchu.
CUSCO, PERU – Travel buddies reunited! We hopped on a short flight to the Inca capital of Cusco.
Selfie on LAN Airlines!
A little bit of drama at Cusco’s airport. We couldn’t find our taxi driver from the hotel. Other drivers smelled an opportunity. Thanks to an Internet cafe inside the airport, we managed tracked down our driver.