Peru: Our Guide, Our Mother and Our Chicha Beer (part 3)

Peru: Our Guide, Our Mother and Our Chicha Beer (part 3)

(continued from "Our Guide, Our Mother and Our Chicha Beer" part 2)Vidal would be our guide, our mother and our angel, day and night, for the next week as we walked, drove and toured our way through Cusco, Sacsayhuaman (pronounced…

Just arrived in Cusco:  who is this guy? (part 2)

Just arrived in Cusco: who is this guy? (part 2)

(continued from part 1)The next morning, we filtered down to breakfast and boarded the van to return to the airport where we would fly to the city of Cusco at 11,000 feet above sea level.  Maneuvering a herd of teen-agers was…

An Authentic Latin Experience (part 1)

An Authentic Latin Experience (part 1)

Twelve months later, 7 students, another teacher and I were slurping cocktails (not the kids, I promise) on the plane to Lima, Peru. It took 10 months of preparations.  I met with parents, attorneys, (just kidding!) collected…

Hola! Hello!

Hola! Hello!

It was an accident, unless you believe in fairies, fate or Pacha Mama. How did an American soccer mom cross paths with an Incan guide in Peru? And what's even more crazy, is how did we become friends and then business partners?…