Monday, May 23, 2011

Monday Escapes

Last week we went to Machu Picchu on Monday Escapes.  I couldn't bear to leave Peru without vicariously traveling through the region again.  Don't forget to drink your coca tea to help with the altitude, because the air is still thin up here:

There are more magnificent landscapes to behold outside of the Inca trail...

Alpacas and Quechuan natives in colorful garb...

Soccer stadiums filled with fans...

Schoolchildren walking through the central square of the city of Cusco, which is declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site...

Terracotta rooftops splayed out across the city...

And the beginning of a sunset in Plaza De Armas with the cathedral towering in the background...

Have a great week!


  1. Gorgeous! An inspiring start of the week. :)

  2. Wow- those colors are so vibrant. Amazing photos and inspiration!

  3. These pictures are fantastic! After I saw your post last Monday I have been dreaming more and more about Machu Picchu.

  4. beautiful1 hope to see Machu Piccu at the end of the year...big hugs to you

  5. What amazing photographs. This looks like such a beautiful place for both its architecture and the people, too. What great incentive to visit!

  6. the little alpacas!..they get me every time with how cute they are..they looks so much like that dragon dog creature from the neverending story, lol..
    haven't been to peru yet but tried had to take some coca leaves crossing the andes from argentina into chile..the most disgusting taste ever!..LoL

  7. Wow! What a fantastic view! And the little alpaca is adorable!

  8. Kate, that was going to be one of my trips this year and I am now not sure if its going to happen but I am going to Guatemala and I am super excited. I leave friday and can't wait! I remember us talking about via email! Peru is still on my list, so hopefully I can go this year or the next! Thanks for always sharing all your wonderful pics and thanks for your sweet comment! xoxo

  9. I'd go anywhere right now where it's not raining... this post is a bit of sunshine on a dreary day!

  10. I absolutely love the colorful garb of the just makes me smile (c: And what I wouldn't give to catch a soccer, er futbol game in Peru!

  11. Oh my this is one of my dream trips! Must be so wonderful...

    Hugs & kisses from Rio!

  12. I love these pictures. The views are amazing and I love that little alpaca. It's so adorable. I would like to visit Peru one day!


  13. Hello! What an amazing trip!! I was wondering how the journey works exactly, in order to get to Machu Picchu do you have to hike a lot? Or there's another way to get there? I've just read online different things and I'm confused :S

    Also, your wedding video is sooo so pretty, and Mr. Sinatra is the best, no? Congrats on your anniversary!

    Saludos :)
    Titine & Totoche