Our Peru vacation to Huaraz
This is the first of eleven articles about our Peru vacation to Huaraz.
Marmelita and I are excited to start our Peru Vacation to Huaraz tomorrow. Every December we travel to new places in Peru to explore and learn about. During past Peruvian vacations we’ve explored Ica, Cusco, Macha Picchu, the Sacred Valley, Tarapoto, Moyobamba, Rioja, Cajamarca, Chiclayo, Trujillo, Mancora, Tumbes, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Lima, and countless small villages in between.
Our usual method is to get on the internet, choose a mid-priced hotel with wi-fi (my only requirement), make a reservation for two nights, show up, make the hotel our base of operation, use that time to decide where is the best place to stay, and where and how to move on.
We believe over-planning takes away from the adventure. We want to learn from the locals on location, rather than from a guide book or a travel agency. We are independent travelers. The kind I like to do business with at Dawn on the Amazon and the Amazon Explorers Club.
Our vacations are not like most peoples vacations. I take my lap top. We take our cell phones. We are in contact with our offices two or three times a day. I like to post a blog article every couple of days. If there is a problem or emergency, we are on top of it. At the same time, we study to learn more about our new location, where it fits into the Peruvian cultural, historical, and geographical mosaic, and where we fit in that cultural exchange.
I have to close this post, get more organized and finish packing my bags. Tomorrow we fly to Lima at 11:00am, arrive in Lima around 12:30, cross town to the bus station, purchase our bus tickets to Huaraz, check in our luggage, find a good place to eat, be on the first available bus.
I will report back to you from the Captain’s Blog when we get settled in Huaraz.
Our Peru vacation To Huaraz
Bill Grimes is president of Dawn on the Amazon Tours and Cruises.
This is the first of eleven articles about our Peru vacation to Huaraz. Below are links to the other ten articles.