Archive for the ‘Peru’ Category

Sin Gas o Con Gas?

Sin Gas o Con Gas?
Throughout most Spanish speaking countries, there’s one question that’s frequently uttered in restaurants, at street vendors and basically anywhere that sells water. Sin Gas or Con Gas? Translation: Would you like your water with or without bubbles? (a.k.a. flat or sparkling?). The Lost Girls...
July 11th, 2006 | Adventure Travel, Fitness & Workouts, Food & Wine, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru, Photography & Video, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Independence Day on El Camino Inca

Independence Day on El Camino Inca
After months spent planning our expedition to Peru for the ultimate outdoor adventure-a four-day, 26-mile climb through the Andes Mountains to the “Lost” city of Machu Picchu-we very nearly didn’t make it to the Inca Trail at all. Just days before we were supposed to lace up our hiking...
July 11th, 2006 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Central and South America, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru, Photography & Video, Spiritual Travel | Read More

Lovin´ Los Ninos

Lovin´ Los Ninos
After sharing co-ed dorm rooms with very stinky (male) roommates at one germ-infested hostel, freezing our asses of at another that had neither heaters or hot water and coming down with fevers, stomach cramps and general ickiness, the Lost Girls finally decided to take good care of themselves during...
July 9th, 2006 | Hotels & Resorts, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

LG Tip of the Week: Always Carry Toilet Paper

LG Tip of the Week: Always Carry Toilet Paper
Back home in the States, running out of TP is a mild inconvenience, but not a crisis: you simply grab a handful from the next stall over, and you´re set. On the road, however, there´s often only one bathroom, and “luxury amenities” such as soap, paper towels, toilet paper have never graced...
July 1st, 2006 | Health & Safety, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Packing & Wardrobe, Peru | Read More

Alpaca-n Some Heat! (Warning: Extreme Dorkiness Ahead!)

Alpaca-n Some Heat! (Warning: Extreme Dorkiness Ahead!)
We brought rain-covers for our backpacks, SPF 30 sunscreen to protect our pasty city-girl skin and a first-aid kit that would make any emergency medical technician proud. The one thing The Lost Girls didn’t really prepare for? The frostbitten evenings and Icelandic temperatures that we’d...
June 29th, 2006 | Adventure Travel, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Packing & Wardrobe, Peru | Read More

The Children of Cusco

The Children of Cusco
The Lost Girls find themselves 11,000 feet above sea level in the Andes Mountains in Cusco, Peru. This center of ancient Inca culture boasts bustling squares, historic cathedrals and rainbow-colored flags. But what the Lost Girls find most enchanting about this city are all of the beautiful children....
June 26th, 2006 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru, Photography & Video | Read More

Lima After Hours

Lima After Hours
The Lost Girls hit the town for our first night out in Lima, Peru. Our quest for our first Pisco sours ended at a trendy restaurant, Scena, in Miraflores (Lima’s most cosmopolitan neighborhood), where we quickly learned how just a view sips of this potent Peruvian libation are enough to turn any...
June 26th, 2006 | City Travel, Food & Wine, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Parties, Festivals & Events, Peru | Read More

LG Tip of the Week: Splurge on Sleep

LG Tip of the Week: Splurge on Sleep
Figuring out your itinerary, lugging heavy baggage and sitting for hours in a cramped plane can leave you exhausted by the time you reach your destination. The Lost Girls’ cure? Check into the nicest hotel your budget can afford on your first night. (We checked into the decadent Miraflores Park...
June 26th, 2006 | Hotels & Resorts, Peru, Planning | Read More

Famous Last Words

Famous Last Words
Well, Holly did end up getting her bag back…about an hour before our next flight to Cuzco departed. Phew! Here’s a clip documenting the Lost Bag scenario. Note the famous last words at the beginning of the video-Holly swearing that she won’t let her bags out of her sight. Poor thing…not...
June 23rd, 2006 | Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru | Read More

Got Baggage? The Lost Girls Don’t

Got Baggage? The Lost Girls Don’t
We have arrived! Unfortunately, not all of our bags have. Holly flew from NYC to meet Amanda and Jen in Miami yesterday for the 5 1/2 flight to Lima, Peru. We spent our first night at the airport trying to track down Holly’s missing luggage, which also happened to contain the very last in a series...
June 21st, 2006 | Dispatches from the Road, Leaving & Coming Home, Lost Girls RTW Adventure, Peru | Read More