PERU – DAY 3

Our alarm went off at 5:45 am.  We quickly dressed and grab our pre-packed bags.  We were off to Machu Picchu this morning.  We dropped our bags at the reception desk for the day and they handed us our packed breakfast in a brown paper bag.  The weather in Peru is all over the place. …

PERU – DAY 2

The train to Aguas Calientes was about three hours.  We didn’t know it when we boarded, but they would be serving us breakfast.  A pleasant surprise for our hungry bellies.  It was a beautiful ride through the Andes.  When we arrived in Aguas Calientes, we grabbed our bags and headed to our hostel.  We had…

PERU – DAY 1

Immediately after Tony and I sat down in our airplane seats, he asked, “So how long is this flight?” “I have no idea,” I said with a chuckle.  “Somewhere between five and eight hours.”  Six and half later, we touched town in Lima, Peru.  It was 12:30 am and we had a 5:30 am flight…

BONDING WITH TIMBO IN SOUTH AFRICA

One of the optional tours was an excursion where we could interact and ride with elephants.  None of us had ever done this, so we jumped on board right away.  We were all excited, and a little nervous.  We walked into the venue to see five large elephants all lined up in a row, with…

A SAFARI IN KRUGER PARK

Our wake up call was set for 4:30 am, which meant that someone would pound on our door until we responded.  But we were wide awake by the time they even arrived.  Today was the day that we got to go into Kruger Park to see the animals!  All of us were beside ourselves.  We…

16 HOURS TO SOUTH AFRICA

Almost a year ago to the day, Tony and I were finishing up our six-week sabbatical in Eastern Europe.  Towards the end of the trip, Tony told me, “I had so, so much fun on this trip!  But I think on our next one, I’d like to do something a little more adventurous and not…

BIG SHOES

Let me paint a picture for you. Your favorite band is coming to town in a few weeks. You splurge and spend twice as much on tickets as you should…but it’s a once in a lifetime show and you haven’t seen them in 17 years.  You get to the show in plenty of time to…