The Archbishop’s Palace in Lima, Peru

The Archbishop’s Palace in Lima, Peru

The Archbishop’s Palace There is another baroque building sharing the city block on which the Cathedral of Lima sits.  It is the Archbishop’s Palace Lima, and it serves as the administrative headquarters of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Lima. Two ornate cedar wood balcony enclosures stick off the front of the building; they are its …

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The Cathedral of Lima & Religious Art Museum

The Cathedral of Lima & Religious Art Museum

Cathedral of Lima The Cathedral of Lima’s proper name is the Cathedral Basilica of St. John the Apostle and Evangelist. Located adjacent to the Plaza de Armas Lima. I’ve already written about the chapel that contained the remains of Francisco Pizarro, but that is just one small corner of a very large and beautiful church. Today …

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All Aboard! Peru Rail’s Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu

All Aboard! Peru Rail’s Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu

There are two train companies serving Machu Picchu.  Inca Rail, whose trains run primarily from Ollantaytambo, and Peru Rail, whose trains run from either Ollantaytambo or Cusco/Poroy. We weren’t going to Ollantaytambo, so that left me primarily looking at options with Peru Rail.  Peru Rail has three different train services:  The Hiram Bingham, the Vistadome, …

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Changes Are Coming to Machu Picchu

Changes Are Coming to Machu Picchu

Last month, I was lucky enough to cross a destination off of my bucket list:  Machu Picchu. I didn’t realize it at the time, but my experience at Machu Picchu was very different from what most tourists will experience after me.  You see, a new set of strict rules will be in effect starting July 1, 2017. …

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Recommendations for a Trip to Machu Picchu

Recommendations for a Trip to Machu Picchu

Our Machu Picchu trip was not something that we had planned to do in advance.  In fact, it wasn’t on our radar at all, other than us saying, “I think it would be cool to see Machu Picchu someday.”  But when Spirit Airlines was offering a huge discount on Tuesday & Wednesday fares during the …

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The Airport of Our Dreams

The Airport of Our Dreams

I think I am going to have to route my next major trip in such a way that I have a lengthy layover in the Singapore airport. Why? Because the Changi Airport in Singapore has added amenities for travelers who are visiting Singapore, or waiting to catch a flight, and those amenities are outstanding. Here are …

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