“You’re going all the way to Peru for only six days?” asked my less travel-mad friends. Well, yeah, Peru’s a fascinating country, and I’d have loved to go for a couple of weeks, but I wasn’t passing up the trip at a price I couldn’t refuse, even if it was a whirlwind itinerary.
Lima? Yes, Lima. Why not Lima? Truth is, I had to do a mileage run to maintain my executive platinum status on American Airlines and had a meeting in Miami, so I thought heading south to the ceviche capital of the world was a good bet. I was right. Lima is only five hours from […]
In the Peruvian Andes at 15,000 feet, a 100-year-old Shaman waits for me. Peering up the steep peaks of Mt. Waccratanka, I doubt I can make this arduous Andean ascent. “No hurry. We climb despacio, slowly slowly,” says Carlos Infantas, our Quechua guide, who sports both his ancestor’s regal cheekbones and a pink Disneyland fanny […]