Central and South America - Spring 2010

We returned from Peru in late April, for our usual doctor visits and to see friends and family.

Will we return to Central and South America? Very likely, as we discovered many more places we would like to visit.

But for now we close this chapter of our lives and move on to our next adventure - Summer 2010 in Turkey and more time in Europe.

Goodbye to the First Decade of the 21st Century and On to 2010.

As the year 2009 and the first decade of the 21st century came to a close, we anxiously looked ahead to a new year of Nomad Journeys. As we made our travel plan, we sought places with gentle weather, big cities, natural world connections, and different cultures than we had experienced before.

The Cloud Forests and Rain Forests of Costa Rica had been "on the list" for a while so we planned a visit to Costa Rica first, followed by a brief return to Los Angeles to write and prepare.

After that, we were off to South America, our first trip south of the Equator.

  • Argentina was first. We flew to Buenos Aires and lived there for a about a month to experience life in a great city of the Southern Hemisphere. Side trips included nearby Tigre and Colonia del Sacramento across the Rio Plata in Uruguay. A visit to the grand Iguazu Falls completed our time in this wonderful country.

  • Peru was next. After a short stay in the Historic District of Lima, we traveled by public bus, visiting Nasca with a flight over its enigmatic lines, Arequipa with a side trip to Colca Canyon, Puno with a visit to the floating islands on Lake Titicaca, and finally Cusco. From Cusco, we visited Machu Picchu, a 'life list' place. A short flight brought us back to Lima, where we worked to catch up on our writing for this website.

    We will be adding stories of our travels. Let us know what you think.

    Costa Rica

  • A Small Piece of Paradise in Costa Rica
  • Experiencing the Real Costa Rica and the Ticos


  • At Home Again - Summer in Buenos Aires
  • Buenos Aires - Lively, Vigorous and People Friendly
  • Puerto Madero - Buenos Aires' Connection to the Water's Edge
  • Cataratas de Iguazu - a Fluviophile's Dream!
  • We Get Caught Up in International Politics


  • Map of Our Travels in Peru
  • Lima's Two Faces - Colonial and Contemporary
  • Machu Picchu - Pachacutec's Great Citadel
  • Nasca Lines - A 'Gods-eye' View
  • Colca - A Grander Canyon?

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