Dirty Old Town October 6th 2010 A saturated Peruvian sprawls across the hood of my taxi at the stoplight. His eyes are bloodshot and he stares wildly at us through a ruddy face. My driver, apparently not fazed by this interaction, glares intently back until the man finally slides off and wanders toward the bright-lighted entrance of a casino.
It was one o'clock in the morning when I arrived in Lima. As the taxi venture ... read more
South America » Peru » Lima » Lima » Lima Ancient Peru was the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured by the Spanish conquistadors in 1533. Peruvian independence was declared in 1821, and remaining Spanish forces defeated in 1... ... read more
This Canadian girl's passion for travel comes from two very adventurous parents. My brother and I spent most of our youth traveling all over North America in the family campervan, airplane & boat - going as far west as the Hawaiian islands, as far north as Tuktoyaktuk on the Arctic Sea...and as far south as Mexico and beyond, doing lots of adventurey stuff...canoeing, surfing, fishing, camping, hiking, skiing, exploring, jellyfish poking...it was the best childhood ever!
Nowadays most of my vaycay-time is spent in and around "Los Cabos" on the tip of beautiful Baja California Sur, Mexico. ... full info