Archive for the ‘Peru’ Category

Have A Little Faith

Have A Little Faith
I left my backpack with the staff for safekeeping while visiting a jungle lodge 25 miles downriver from the Amazon city of Iquitos. When I got it back with my wallet and camera gone, it was hard not to draw conclusions. Not wanting to accuse the employees, I ransacked my room before notifying my tour...
August 27th, 2006 | Adventure Travel, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Lattes, Lindsay Lohan and Other Luxuries

Lattes, Lindsay Lohan and Other Luxuries
As seasoned travelers, we’ve each developed an unofficial code of conduct to live by whenever we go global. Some collective Lost Girls’ road rules, include: Always attempt to speak the language; avoid typically American faux pas (e.g. acting like your country’s rules apply abroad);...
August 20th, 2006 | City Travel, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru | Read More

Will Travel For Food

Will Travel For Food
The Lost Girls may misplace our luggage or get turned around from time to time, but the one thing we rarely lose is our insatiable appetite (except when we discovered chicken feet floating in our soup). Before we left for this trip, I had visions of any excess pounds just melting away as we desperately...
August 15th, 2006 | Food & Wine, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru | Read More

Bug bites, burns, electrocution and other reasons not to stay home…

Bug bites, burns, electrocution and other reasons not to stay home…
Spotting Scarlet Macaws in the Amazon and watching the sunrise over Machu Picchu may be the stuff of adventure travel fantasies, but you haven’t really lived (or perhaps, appreciated living) until you’ve had 220 Volts of electricity running through your left arm. That’s what happened...
August 11th, 2006 | Health & Safety, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru | Read More

Surfing the Dunes on a Sandboard

Surfing the Dunes on a Sandboard
Lost Girls are in love with Huacachina, a desert oasis town on Peru’s southern coast. What makes it so special? Besides being a backpacker’s haven (we live to mingle), it’s also the sand-boarding capital of the world. We first heard of the sport from other travelers who raved about...
August 6th, 2006 | Adventure Travel, Fitness & Workouts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru | Read More

Top 10 Lessons Learned in Peruvia

Top 10 Lessons Learned in Peruvia
(a.k.a. The area encompassing Peru and Bolivia) 1. The words bus and schedule are oxymorons. 2. Toilet paper is an endangered commodity. 3. Getting change, even for the smallest bills, is nearly impossible. 4. Only the dogs wearing shirts are not strays. 5. One Pisco sour is equal to three alcoholic...
July 30th, 2006 | Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru | Read More

Stranded in Colca Canyon, Peru

Stranded in Colca Canyon, Peru
We took a bumpy, three-hour bus ride from Arequipas, a white-washed city with a Spanish-colonial vibe, to the dusty, desert-like Colca Canyon. The big draw? To spot condors up close. To see the world’s largest bird, we needed to get to Cruz del Condor, the park where they make their home in the...
July 30th, 2006 | Adventure Travel, Health & Safety, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Dodging the (blanket) fuzz

Dodging the (blanket) fuzz
Puno, the Peruvian gateway to Lake Titicaca, turned out to be something of a slum with prisonlike, unheated accommodations, so we opted not to stay there for another night and instead take a five hour bus directly to infinitely more gorgeous “White City” of Arequipa. Earlier in the day, we’d...
July 19th, 2006 | Backpacking & Trekking, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru | Read More

Have TP, Will Travel

Have TP, Will Travel
Travel has a way of bringing you back to the very basics of life-food, shelter, warmth and um, bodily functions. The sad fact is, Holly, Jen and I have spent far more time discussing the bathroom and what goes on inside of it than any other topic, and we’ve long been baffled by the conspicuous...
July 19th, 2006 | Backpacking & Trekking, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Packing & Wardrobe, Peru | Read More

Our First Home Away from Home

Our First Home Away from Home
The town might have cobblestone roads instead of yellow brick ones and the little munchkins who skip through the town square are actually angel-faced street kids, but after descending from the clouds into this mystical Andean city punctuated with rainbow-colored flags, we realized one thing: there’s...
July 11th, 2006 | Food & Wine, Hostels, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Parties, Festivals & Events, Peru | Read More