When I was the Area Secretary for the Southern Cone, the Andes and Cuba for Global Ministries, I visited Peru several times but it was during a time when travel outside Lima was riskier for North Americans, so I pretty much spent time in the capital when I was there.
So Abby and I are headed back there for the next couple of weeks. Abby, who teaches third grade, is moving to a new school with a higher percentage of Hispanic students, so she is hoping to improve her Spanish. We’ll be visiting some friends of mine from my seminary days, climbing Machu Picchu, and spending a couple of days in the lakeside Bolivian village, Copacabana part of the altiplano on the shore of Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. We’ll finish our trip back in Lima.
I am excited about getting this time with my daughter and seeing a part of South America I had missed in earlier trips!