Archive for the 'Travel Notes' Category

Goodbye Peru!

Monday, May 30th, 2005 by Elizabeth Rockman

Well, I can´t believe it but today is our last day in Peru. From altitude sickness to reed boat rides we have done it all. Now it is time to pack up, do one more round around Lima, and come on home. Though some of us are excited to get back to the […]

Happy Memorial Day!

Monday, May 30th, 2005 by Elizabeth Rockman

Hard to believe we’re leaving soon. Even more hard to believe we know what day it is!

It’s pretty amazing how the decline in altitude made everyone feel so much better, or would that be the beautiful ocean, desert, and cities and towns we’ve stayed in… City tour in Lima today, and then the […]


Monday, May 30th, 2005 by Adam

Yes, it was the only sound heard during our chifa dinner tonight, and most assuredly the only sound we could make while stuffing ourselves with outstanding Italian gelato immediately following dinner. Get ready, Lima, tomorrow we´re taking you by storm! 24 hours left and a city of 8 million inhabitants to explore!


Nuestro Viaje a Peru

Friday, May 27th, 2005 by Ankeet Patel

Pues, ahora es como el tercer día o el 100º día, todavía no sé pero todo está bien. Hemos hecho más que puedo explicar. Visitamos muchas ruinas de los Incas, hemos visto el mar, fuimos “rafting” (o por lo menos algunos). Además casi todos se pusieron enfermos durante un parte del viaje […]

Strikes are good because…

Wednesday, May 25th, 2005 by Adam

They make us come to lower altitudes sooner! Puno was beautiful (and Lake Titicaca was amazing), but many of us were feeling the effects of the altitude and the bus ride down to gorgeous Arequipa was somewhat inviting. I mean, what beats watching “Bruce Almighty” and “The Last Samurai” with Spanish subtitles??

Yesterday, while […]

All downhill from here (literally)

Wednesday, May 25th, 2005 by Elizabeth Rockman

The last ¨official¨CHP schedule post was accidentally posted from Patrick´s login, so blame any mistakes on me :-) . We have loved Arequipa (beautiful city where we´ve toured, shopped and ask everyone about whitewater rafting and horseback-riding). We may not see many computers between here and Lima, and anyway have been so incredibly busy… […]

Rafting and sickness

Wednesday, May 25th, 2005 by Patrick Hayes

Yesterday we went whitewater rafting. Not only was the scenery spectacular, the rafting was intense. Lots of grade 3 rapids and one grade 4. We all survived, some getting more wet than others (Anita got the wettest - you´ll have to ask her about that!)

Many of us our sick, but we are […]

Slight change in plans, or why Augusto is such a great guide!!!

Sunday, May 22nd, 2005 by Patrick Hayes

Because we have been informed that a strike is going to occur on Monday(common in these areas) of where we were to visit the next couple days, our schedule has been wonderfully rearranged by Augusto (vp of Happy Tours, and by now our friend). Instead of today only being a tour of towns surrounding […]

Cusco to Puno Train

Saturday, May 21st, 2005 by Patrick Hayes

Hey, this is Pat and Will, just saying hi from Puno, on lake Titicaca. Puno, it´s as cold as Juno, at least at night - but our llama fleeces are keeping us warm. The train ride from Cusco was a mere 10 hours, but a beautiful 10 hours. Our train was […]


Wednesday, May 18th, 2005 by Meghan Janci

So far, definitely our favorite place to be in Peru!!! During our first full day of traveling we saw every Incan stone EVER. But with a wonderful tour guide and some crazy CHP kids we had the time of our lives. The town of the fleas, the stone slides, SAQSAYWAMAN, the best […]