I can’t wait to return to Peru, and I shall. The cuisine is one of the best in the world and the people are welcoming, generous and kind. Plus my ties to Peru are growing—my daughter’s now engaged to a Peruvian gent, a true pearl of a man. Sharing with you photos of the Parque del Amor which attracts lovers. Lover is truly the one language all cultures understand. The park overlooks the Pacific and El Beso, a sculpture by Victor Delfin, is located there. On this Peruvian visit I also saw loads of llamas. There is a variety of crafts made from llama yarn. This is all llama yarn in the photo with me. The colors are earthy and rich. See the young man weaving at the heritage site. One thing that surprised me about Peru was the art. I expected pre-Columbian, and was not disappointed, but the vibrant colors, the scope and depth of styles, were a true joy.

The true glory of Machu Picchu is the setting. Incredible. And amazing to believe they built a city in this place. At the base of Machu Picchu is the Inkaterra Resort, a low carbon footprint resort which is one of the best I’ve ever visited Lovely tiled huts nestled into the mountains. Every hut had these bulls for good luck on the roof.

My last day in Lima, tired and happy. Had to have a Starbucks fix . . . before heading out to do some last minute shopping. We visited everywhere that day–the grocery store, clothing stores, souvenir stands, and, of course, another bookstore!

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