I’ve been lacking in blog updates lately because of 2 things: 1) traveling; and 2) work! I took a side trip from La Paz to Buenos Aires for 10 days, but I’m in Peru now! City #4, Cusco, aka Cuzco. It's charming, cute and cozy. I haven’t explored much yet but, this Sunday, I’m embarking on a 4 day hike of the Inca Trail, which leads up to the top of Machu Picchu. Can’t wait! I have a ton of work to do before I go, so it's nose to the grindstone for the next few days and the reward is one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World.
Side note: Tuesday, we celebrated 100 Days of Remote Year! We are a little over 1/4 of the way done with our travels, and just under 1/3rd. Cusco is our last month in South America and then it's on to Europe!
One thing that bummed me out big time -- yesterday, I realized that my favorite camera lens is broken. (85mm prime) This was probably my best lens, and I think maybe it was damaged when I was traveling. My camera bag may have been dropped at one point in the airport, and I think that lens was attached to the body. The threading seemed to be bent a bit and when I tried to reconnect it, it was super tight, and I think it scratched the lens contacts. UGH. At least, I’ll be in London soon and I will be fixing or replacing it. There are some camera shops here in Cusco, but I’m not expecting them to have this specific piece.
Oh well, lesson learned: travel with your least expensive lens attached to the body.
More coming soon! Best of La Paz photos! Buenos Aires side trip photos! Salt Flat photos! Stay tuned...
In the meantime, here are some pics of Cusco from my hotel: