The San Francisco Monastery and Catacombs

This will be my last blog post for Karikuy (sob), as tomorrow I am leaving Lima to go to Cusco, where I will trek the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – can’t wait! But before I go, I must tell you all about our trip to the San Francisco Monastery and catacombs, right here in central Lima.  The monastery was built in the 1600s, and was  the home of monks of the Franciscan Order. These days it is open to the public. [Continue reading…]

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Sushi and cocktails: welcome to Lima!

The evening after Stu and I first rocked up at the Karikuy headquarters last week, fresh (ha!) off a 16-hour bus journey, we were whisked off into Lima by Julio and his friends to enjoy a night on the town. It was Saturday night, and there was no time to waste! [Continue reading…]

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A Night of Wine and Witches

Last week, just after we arrived in Lima, Julio took us on a trip to Ica along with his friends Sal and Jill. Ica is about five hours by bus south along the coast from Lima, and it is next to the beautiful oasis of Huacachina where we went sandboarding on the huge desert dunes. It is also a grape-growing region with many bodegas that produce sweet wines and the famous Peruvian pisco. The nearby village of Cachiche is famous for its history of witchcraft. [Continue reading…]

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