Sunday, November 24, 2019

A Chicken in Argentina

Checking out the amazing views from the top of Palacio Barolo in Buenos Aires,  Argentina

Also loving this Argentinian Crest.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Inca Adventure

Coming in for a landing at the Ollantaytambo Archeological Park in Peru.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Hitching a Ride in Colca canyon

Why fly when you can hitch a ride with one of the locals. Having a great time in Colca Canyon, Peru.

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Friday, October 4, 2019

Lima, Peru Day 3- Pyramids, Ancient Erotica and Princess Di

This cold is still holding on.

Last night on the Magic Fountain tour we met two women from Calgary.  On our way out of our Airbnb this morning we ran into them and found out they are in the same AirBnB but one floor down- now what are the chances of that? They return to Canada this evening.

Our first stop was the ancient pyramid of Huaca Pucllana.  We had a one hour tour of this adobe and clay brick pyramid. We also saw some of the animals that are part of the culture in a small zoo including hairless dogs, alpaca, llama and guinea pigs.

After the tour, we managed to get onto the internet to order an Uber ride. It is suggested that tourists are safer ordering an Uber since cabs are unregulated. The Uber prices are much better than in Canada. A 30 minute ride was 18 soles, less than $8 CAD.

Our next stop was the Larco Museum which had a lot of ancient Peruvian artifacts. The grounds and gardens were lovely with many bright flowers. The museum is well done and worth the visit. They even had a separate exhibit of erotic artifacts which covered pretty much everything you can find on the internet these days- or so I'm told.

We grabbed another Uber and headed to the Parc del Amor (Love Park). This park is on the cliff edge overlooking the ocean. The focal point is a large statue of a couple kissing in a passionate embrace. Love quotes are written (in Spanish) throughout the park. Nearby is a place where you can watch parasailing or pay to go on a ride with an instructor.

We walked along the Malecon to Larcomar Mall where we had a coffee before catching an Uber to the Barranco area.

This is by far my most favourite part of Lima. It is so alive and colorful. It is a rich environment where the arts flourish.

We went to the MATE Museum which highlights the photography (mostly fashion) of Mario Testino. MATE comes from the first two letters of his first and last name. He is probably best known as the photographer who did Princess Diana's last photo session highlighting the gowns she was selling for a charity. He also shot many other famous people. His photos are iconic. This was by far my favourite museum.

Awicha restaurant, where we had booked a private cooking class with chef Jason Awicha was just a short and scenic walk away from the museum. Jason had been a chef at top restaurants in New York and Paris. He moved back to his home country to start his own restaurant. He came highly recommended by Gabriel who does the foodie tours.

It was a really fun two hours. John and I learned how to make Pisco Sours, traditional ceviche and Causa (which are mashed potatoes sandwiching a filling of meat or seafood with vegetables). There are many different variations you can make for the filling. I highly recommend a cooking class with Jason.

Too soon it was time to call for an Uber to take us back to our Airbnb. We had a lot of packing to do since we leave early in the morning on the Peru Hop bus.


Pyramid Huaca Pucllana- - 7.50 soles  senior or student/15 soles adult ($6 CAD)

Larco Museum- - 30 soles per adult ($12 CAD)- 25 soles senior ($10 CAD)

Mario Testino Museum (MATE) - - 25 soles per adult ($10 CAD)

Awicha Restaurant Cooking Class- $45 US  per person (price varies with what meal you prepare) -

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Chicken in Sal Salvador

It was a hot sunny day in San Salvador as I checked out the Metropolitan Cathedral and the National Palace.

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Laying Low at Otavalo Market

One of the most exciting markets in Ecuador happens every Saturday in Otavalo. Both tourists and locals frequent this market filled with booths selling local crafts, household supplies, fresh local produce, meats and more. When I saw the chickens, I knew it was time to keep a low profile.

On our way to the market, we visited the equator.

I also saw the beautiful San Pablo Lake beside an active volcano!

We ended the day at Cotacachi National Park.

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Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Quito on the Fly

I had another great day checking out the sights of Quito.

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Chicken on an Active Volcano

I was up in the clouds on an active volcano in Ecuador today. The volcano is called Cotopaxi and it is the second highest active volcano in the world. 

I even got to see some wild horses. The lama was spotted at a restaurant on our way back to the chalet.

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Bob’s Day in Quito

Had an amazing day checking out the sights in Old Town Quito.

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Chicken a la Equator

Today I travelled to the Equator in Ecuador. I even had one foot in the northern hemisphere and the other in the south. Now how cool is that?

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Strutting my stuff in Mexico City

Mexico City is a wonderful place. Beautiful architecture, warm weather and great food.

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