Greetings from Cuzco, Peru! We are working out the kinks on the blog, and believe me, doing it from a run-down internet cafe in the ancient Inca capital is no easy task. Thanks for being here, and I´ll get everyone up to speed with this first post.
Well, as many of you know, we have spent the last few months in Lima, Peru volunteering for an organization for street children...What an experience that was! We returned stateside in mid December to spend a lovely Christmas with friends and family in California and Nevada. This was a much needed break from the stressful environment we faced within organization. But...We´re back in Peru! While volunteering, our time was so filled with the kids, that we never left the Lima area, so now we are fulfilling our travelling portion of the South American Adventure.
After encountering Lima, the bustling capital of the country, Cuzco has come as a welcome and tranquil change (Uncle Larry and Glenn, you can attest to this). This is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Americas! In the above picture, I am sitting in the main plaza with the Iglesia de la Compañia in the background. Though tourist infested, this center of town could not be more beautiful. Tourists and locals alike relax on these benches and enjoy the majestic view around, with the white-painted, red-roofed houses dotting the horizon. Simply lovely!! Tomorrow we are excited to start some sight-seeing of the area around Cuzco known as la Valle Sagrado (The Sacred Valley). We will post more on this in the future.