Wednesday, June 17, 2009


So we leave Sunday for Peru, flying out of lovely Newark, NJ and arriving in Lima some 8 hours later. I'm dreadfully excited, but also a bit freaked out--we haven't done a trip this big in some time, and I keep thinking I've forgotten something. I think the Philippines was the last trip of more than a week, and that was five years ago. We'll be in Peru for 2 and a half weeks.

I went to REI and bought some all-weather easy maintenance clothes and a rain jacket which folds up into a tiny bag. We're not doing any substantial trail hikes but will nonetheless be high in the Andes visiting various ruins. Also, we're spending the night on an island in Lake Titicaca in someone's hut. I need clothes which can go from cosmopolitan Lima to Cusco and into the wilderness, and I need them to pack small without wrinkling.

I think everything is ready. Julio will drop by and feed the fish and water our plants, the itinerary is set and paid off, the plane/train/boat/car/bus/site entry tickets are all accounted for and set. Now it's a matter of getting packed and getting there. Woo-hoo!


Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful time and enjoy your richly deserved adventure/vacation!

Lurking reader,

Kai in NYC

Steven Hart said...

Don't forget your fedora and bullwhip. Bon voyage.

fernie said...

Okay, so Dad and I already have those little fold up raincoats so I'm slipping those into our luggage now. Do I need a grass skirt? Dad's got his grass hat. Hmmmmm, think we're all set. Shall we pick you up? Can't wait to tell everyone we stayed on an island on Lake Titcaca! Guess it's pretty cold in the mountains! We're excited!!!

Nyarlathotep said...

Thanks everyone. Don't forget your high-altitude meds!

ajc said...

don't forget to take some airborne before you get on the plane!

Nick said...

yus, have a GREAT trip you all.