My Favorite Peruvian Places & Experiences:
Arequipa and Lake Titicaca

This post accompanies my LIVE YouTube broadcast on 28 March 2021 about my explorations of Arequipa and the Lake Titicaca area of Peru. You can watch a replay of that broadcast here: 

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On Being Afraid

I mentioned that I was nervous about being in Peru when I first arrived in 2014. Here are a couple posts that talk about that. I wrote them as a kind of pep-talk for people who say they would be too afraid to travel alone. Here is how I got over some of those fears.


Smoothies? You ain't Seen Nothin'

I loved visiting the juice ladies in the San Camillo Market in Arequipa. The variety of drinks boggles the mind!

Return to Arequipa

This is a short post about just being a “tourist” in Arequipa.

Nuevos Soles for New Soles

I love the opportunity to put new life into old objects, especially when they are favorite old objects. See how I quickly got new life put into my old sandals.

Tamales! En Peru!

Making tamales, Peruvian style, with Adela and Manuel.

Chucuito and Acora

Translating Tom Sawyer

The women I knitted and spun yarn with in the plaza in Chucuito

Acora Market Alpaca Sellers

The Alpaca Ladies of Acora

How I found alpaca fiber by the kilo in the town of Acora south of Chucuito

Lightning over Lake Titicaca

Lightning Show over Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca creates some pretty amazing weather. Fantastic thunderstorms are very commong. Here is my short photo-essay of one of the lightning storms over the lake. Photos were taken from my bedroom window.

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Cathy Fulton

I am Cathy Fulton and I became a world nomad in 2014. Traveling has become a way of life for me. Except for the fact that I am a citizen of the United States, I don’t have a residence. I am retired and I like to travel solo and independently. I don’t know how many times I have heard, “You are living my dream.” My reply is, “It doesn’t have to be a dream. It can be a reality!"

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