New Year’s in Peru

New Year’s in Peru

While we didn’t originally set out to visit Peru over New Year’s, it worked out well that our trip was timed that way. Apparently Cusco is one of the best cities in South America to celebrate New Year’s Eve in. Locals and tourists gather in the Plaza de Armas, watching free live music and dancing … Continue reading

Pisac

Pisac

Back to Peru trip posts! We also took a day trip from Cusco to visit Pisac and hiked the ruins north of Pisac. After catching a local colectivo from Cusco to Pisac (which I wouldn’t recommend: see my transportation tips in the Peru post), we briefly wandered the open-air market and tried some empanadas de … Continue reading

Brunch at Chez Zee

Brunch at Chez Zee

I went out to brunch for the first time in a while last month. While the weather was in a perpetual state of almost-rain, it turned out to be a beautiful day for eating on the outdoor patio at Chez Zee. I’ve always loved the interior atmosphere at Chez Zee (eclectic with a fun mix … Continue reading

Inca Ruins North of Cusco

Inca Ruins North of Cusco

We took a day trip from Cusco to explore the ruins north of Cusco one morning, catching a taxi to Tambomachay and hiking mostly downhill back to Cusco. The ruins became progressively more impressive as we approached Cusco, and we saw some nice views of Cusco and the countryside on the walk, as well. Tambomachay … Continue reading

ChocoMuseo

ChocoMuseo

While the ChocoMuseo wasn’t exactly a museum highlight, it was a food highlight and thus also merits its own post. It’s located upstairs off of a courtyard, and I particularly liked the wooden floors, multi-paned windows, and lovely red potted plants of the hallway as you approach it. As I mentioned before, this is more … Continue reading