Let the h-moon posts begin…

We have arrived in South America and we have already caught the love-bug. Late last night we flew into Lima and were met by Samuel, who works for explorandes, in partnership with Knowmad Adventures. Samuel is great. So laid back. So cool. So South American. Tom and I have this interesting ability to forge fast - yet entirely authentic - friendships, so the fact that it was midnight and we literally only chatted with Samuel for 15 minutes didn’t phase us one bit. We’ll see him again in a couple of weeks when we come back to surf in Lima. Our hotel, Costa del Sol, was literally a two minute walk from the airport…which I’d normally not be too enthusiastic about as we prefer the path less traveled, but considering we were to awake at 6:30am to grab our flight to Cusco, this was entirely acceptable. After a pisco sour, the traditional beverage of choice, we made our way up to bed. 

6am came fast this morning. We hopped on a flight to Cusco (very much surprised with the good quality of Lima airport), and began our journey to Cusco. The scenery from the airplane didn’t disappoint…the mountains are gorgeous and majestic galore. In our descent, we could already feel that this place would be something special. Our guide and driver (Rene) met us and, were again, very hospitable. Though Rene didn’t know much English, and my Spanish skills are severely lacking despite 7 years of learning (sorry, parents), we got by just dandy. We talked about beer a lot. And pisco sours. Cerveza. Another new friend. Stopping along the way to capture the beauty en route from Cusco to The Sacred Valley, we snagged this photo and some sweet interactions with some little children whom sold me a friendship bracelet and called us their amigos. More friends. 

And now, we’re at our hotel: la Casona de Yucay. It’s very pleasant. Quaint. Peaceful. And we can feel the good energy of its people - past and present. We will drink lots of agua to acclimate to the altitude (about 11k feet) and then explore on our own today, while taking all of it’s beauty in.

Signing off…

Let the h-moon posts begin…

We have arrived in South America and we have already caught the love-bug. Late last night we flew into Lima and were met by Samuel, who works for explorandes, in partnership with Knowmad Adventures. Samuel is great. So laid back. So cool. So South American. Tom and I have this interesting ability to forge fast - yet entirely authentic - friendships, so the fact that it was midnight and we literally only chatted with Samuel for 15 minutes didn’t phase us one bit. We’ll see him again in a couple of weeks when we come back to surf in Lima. Our hotel, Costa del Sol, was literally a two minute walk from the airport…which I’d normally not be too enthusiastic about as we prefer the path less traveled, but considering we were to awake at 6:30am to grab our flight to Cusco, this was entirely acceptable. After a pisco sour, the traditional beverage of choice, we made our way up to bed.

6am came fast this morning. We hopped on a flight to Cusco (very much surprised with the good quality of Lima airport), and began our journey to Cusco. The scenery from the airplane didn’t disappoint…the mountains are gorgeous and majestic galore. In our descent, we could already feel that this place would be something special. Our guide and driver (Rene) met us and, were again, very hospitable. Though Rene didn’t know much English, and my Spanish skills are severely lacking despite 7 years of learning (sorry, parents), we got by just dandy. We talked about beer a lot. And pisco sours. Cerveza. Another new friend. Stopping along the way to capture the beauty en route from Cusco to The Sacred Valley, we snagged this photo and some sweet interactions with some little children whom sold me a friendship bracelet and called us their amigos. More friends.

And now, we’re at our hotel: la Casona de Yucay. It’s very pleasant. Quaint. Peaceful. And we can feel the good energy of its people - past and present. We will drink lots of agua to acclimate to the altitude (about 11k feet) and then explore on our own today, while taking all of it’s beauty in.

Signing off…

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