January 16, 2015 Nazca, Peru It’s a mystery and no one has a clue. For me it starts and ends with a Candelabrum. When you sail into and out of the port of General St. Martin you can see the 200 meter tall design in the sand. Because of the lack of rainfall it has remained there for a long time. Some people think the … Continue reading A Mystery Without a Clue, the Nazca Lines.
January 15, 2014 Mira Flores, Peru. Dear Friends, Different people pace a cruise in different ways. Some people just get off the ship for a little while to shop at the market near the wharf or take the shuttle Holland America offers to someplace in town, see a little, go back to the ship to enjoy what the ship has to offer. Others book lots … Continue reading Making Love, Not War in a City Park.
The text for this post is in the post before. To find it click here. To learn about Mira Flores, a district in Lima, click here. First some pictures from the San Francisco Monastery near Plaza Major Next some general street scenes from Lima. Continue reading San Francisco Monastery and other Lima Pleasures
January 15, 2015 Lima, Peru Lima is a city of Circles and Squares, connected by streets. The oldest squares were laid out by Pizzaro, the central one being the Plaza Mayor, formally the Plaza de Armas. This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is beautifully restored. Just to the South West is the Plaza General San Martin, with its fine old commercial buildings, including … Continue reading Carmina Burana goes to the Bullfights (Lima, Peru)
January 12, 2015 Salaverry, Peru Tourism doesn’t wear well on me. I mean that literally. In Sitka I am used to seeing people off of Holland America ships wearing day glow dots with the line’s logo and a big number, indicating the bus they assign you to. I am not normally a tour type of guy but when you’re in a place for only a … Continue reading Cities that Melt Away in the Rain