Peru Thoughts

My wife and I returned from a recent trip to Peru. It was amazing. When we travel I can’t help but keeping a log of random observations throughout the trip, these are just a few.

  • I brought a lot of digital reading material with me as it’s my preferred reading method. But when I fly I like to get a magazine or two. Funny thing - Magazine stores like Hudson really don’t sell them anymore. There were like 8 to pick from and nothing I wanted.

  • I am here for the touch-free everything bathrooms.

  • The Atlanta Airport Plane-Train is a life saver between terminals.

  • From the time I left my house to the time we arrive at our destination in Peru I am estimating about 24 hours - 11 of them actually flying.

  • 13 days driving around the country from location to location - I saw 1 stop light.

  • The people are incredibly nice even to those who do not speak the language.

  • I saw more dogs while I was there then I thought possible. Some were maybe a little dirty or scruffy but all healthy. I tried to pet them all.1

  • I have no idea why, but I heard more Aerosmith there than I have in two years

  • The country as a whole does not observer speed limits - so to combat this there are speed bumps in the road seems like every .5k - and they are not small.

  • Drivers must be part Mario Andretti and part Super Mario.

  • Machu Picchu is amazing and I think the blue print for the first IKEA store maze.

  • Shaving at altitude and nicking yourself produces a lot of blood.

  • I heard more Aerosmith in little stores than I have in 2 years.

  • The stop signs in Peru are merely for street decoration.

  • Due to the mountains they have carved more hair pin turns than I could count.

  • A half can of Pringles were $72

  1. That goes for the Lamas and Alpacas also↩︎

  2. We end up getting Pringles in every foreign country for some reason when we travel. Maybe it’s that taste of home. The funny thing is we almost never buy them at home.↩︎