Posts Tagged ‘Peru’

 

                  *The five photos in this blog from our cleanup project were provided courtesy of Terrapin Blue Local tourism leader Rogers Valencia Espinoza addresses the gathering.  Tourism Cares CEO Bruce Beckham is shown at right.   Our whirlwind adventure in Peru was wrapped up with a boisterous welcome back to Cusco for a cleanup project…

 
 

Terraced hillsides step downward from the city’s walls and courtyards   Understandably, Machu Picchu regularly rests atop the various bucket lists of worldwide travelers published by magazines and websites.  Its iconic images of a ‘lost world’ resting high in the Andean mountain range are immediately recognizeable to most of us, like the Taj Mahal or…

 
 

A young boy in Ollantaytambo peered down an alley as we passed On Saturday, we visited Ollantaytambo, where we caught our train to Machu Picchu. This village name means resting place for a warrior and high above us on the mountainsides were terraces and garrisons where Incan warriors tried to stop the advance of the…

 
 
 

This fountain honors an Incan king in a city square of Cusco near our meeting site I’m in Peru with Tourism Cares for a restoration project at Cusco’s Mercado Central de San Pedro park, where we’ll be removing grafitti, painting its walls and planting flowers in old flower beds long filled with trash. We’re also…