Showing posts from October, 2019

South American Summer part 2 - on the Bus - Peru Hop

After 2 amazing meals, a chance to have Starbucks and sleep in. We embarked on the exploration part of our summer. We got up early and gathered our backpacks to meet our Peru Hop bus. The premise of the Peru Hop tour company reminds me a lot of a cruise ship. The bus has a tour guide and a bathroom (number 1 only). The bus follows a pre determined route and has stops on the way. At each major stop they have relationships with hotels and the traveller can elect to stay the night or multiple and then pick up the bus to continue their journey. You can prebook tours and hotels on their website or you can pay in cash on the bus for excursions and get their help booking rooms at hotels. We elected to wing it and have the Peru Hop guides book our hotels. There was only one time in the entire trip where we weren't able to get a room at the hotel we wanted. But they were helpful in finding us a room at a like hotel. We traveled with the bus from  June 15-June 22. The first day was

South American Summer part 1 fine dining in Peru

This summer was filled with travel. My friend Greta invited me to join her on her 3 country 4 week trip. We started the day school got out. We left that night for Lima Peru. We stayed in a cute 1 bedroom airbnb Our purpose in Lima was to eat. Not sight see. We started on our arrival with ceviche and pisco sours. Pisco sour Ceviche The next day we had 2 spectacular meals. We started with lunch at Maido . We made reservations more than a month in advance to make sure we could eat here. Maido is one of the 50 best restaurant in Latin America from 2017 and one of the 50 world's best restaurants of 2019 .  We had the full tasting menu and wine parings. The food was playful and tasty. The wine parings were botique wines and all were chosen for how they would go with the food. The wait staff was fun and very interested in discussing our experience and reactions to the food.  ... That

Ecuador has the prettiest flowers. #leighec

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