What a Difference Having Residency Makes!

Last week, after nearly nine months living in Peru, I finally received my carnet de extranjera (residency card or “green card”) and I can guarantee it will make a big difference in benefits going forward. My application was approved by Peruvian Immigration officials a month ago, but it took awhile to receive the actual card […]

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Three Days’ Hiking in the Sacred Valley

In the past three days I’ve gotten out and taken advantage of the unusually beautiful weather that has filled the skies over Peru’s Sacred Valley with gorgeous sunshine to done a different hike each day. Normally I wouldn’t push myself to do three days in a row of 8-10 miles (at very high altitude!), but […]

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Hiking an Ancient Trail Above Yucay

It seems that every time I go out to explore somewhere new I am amazed by something even more fantastic than the last time. Sometimes it’s just hyperbole, but yesterday time I headed east out of the small town of Yucay in search of a remote Andean settlement and was not disappointed with a truly […]

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