More of South America

Real Estate Broker/Owner with House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 DRE# ER40011786

Goodness I take for granted solid Internet at home!    Unless I am in a hotel, or a restaurant with wifi, it has been very sketchy.

The last couple of days I have been thinking about this trip with the tour group, and the one I did on my own in Portugal and Spain last year.    The guides go into details about the country, the beginnings and so much more.   Did I miss things in Portugal, probably.

We have been running since I landed in Rio 1.5 weeks ago!    I have been on 7 flights in 9 days, and in Lima there was a power outage lasting several hours stranding so many travelers.  The airport was packed, but luckily we got out, and only 1/2 hour late.

I am leaving for dinner here soon, and downloading photos is such a slow process on AR, and even worse with this Internet, so will have to share when I get back!

I wish I could upload a photo from breakfast this morning (in Cusco Peru) when a baby alpaca came through!   4  months old, and SO soft.  Sure didn't expect that!

Do have to say --- tried Peru's delicacy last night at a Peruvian restaurant - which was guinea pig!   I am NOT an adventuresome eater, but did try, and tasted like salty turkey.   Won't do it again, but worth the try once!


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Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Joan Cox You are adventuresome. I am a homebody, so enjoy your adventures. Hope to hear more soon 

Jun 04, 2024 03:40 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Joan:

Sounds like you are having quite the adventure, Internet and otherwise. I look forward to seeing your photos when you get home.


Jun 04, 2024 03:44 PM
John Pusa
Glendale, CA

Hello Joan Cox you are in great adventure and fun in the trip of South America. Enjoy the trip!

Jun 04, 2024 04:08 PM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

I enjoy these types of adventures. I'm guessing you're going to Machu Picchu?

Jun 04, 2024 04:52 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Hi Pete Xavier yes, tomorrow we take the train into Machu Picchu, and this trip has been so fun.  

Jun 04, 2024 04:54 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Joan- I love it when you travel!!! We can wait for your return for the photos.  Traveling in a group has its pros and cons. Larry liked the "inside" information you'd receive from the guides and yet liked the freedom of being on your own timetable. 
Safe travels!!!

Jun 04, 2024 05:41 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy Streib it has been tough, sometimes they haven't allowed any time for lunch, and we all get a bit grouchy.  Plus some free time I think is needed.

Jun 04, 2024 05:45 PM
Kathy Streib

Joan- I get what you're saying!!!  There has to be a good balance. 

Jun 05, 2024 07:04 PM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Internet is critical for us today.  Not sure how we did it 40 years ago. Thanks for sharing it.

Have a super fantastic week!

Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Jun 05, 2024 04:09 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Regarding your guided tour, I think I'd like to move at a slower pace and have more time to myself..  I'm learning vicariously through you! And I would have tried the specialty of the area also - salty turkey, hmmm.....


Jun 05, 2024 04:40 AM
Joan Cox

We all agreed on the trip, there could have/should have been more free time to explore on our own.   We usually did not have any.   Everything was planned, and was packed!

Jun 08, 2024 08:21 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

The only way to appreciate the culture of a foreign country is to see it as the residents do. That sounds like your adventures. Enjoy

Jun 05, 2024 04:49 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Oswego, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Joan. While in Brazil I was introduce to Brazilian BBQ but Guinea Pig was not one of the choices. You are more adventurous than me for sure. Have fun. Enjoy our day.

Jun 05, 2024 04:53 AM
Joan Cox

I almost didn't but would have always wondered what it tasted like!

Jun 08, 2024 08:20 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Joan,

Glad to see you were adventuresome with tried the local delicacy! Brazil is a wonderful place to visit and it sounds like the tour is trying to get you to see a lot of it! Great adventure!

Jun 05, 2024 04:58 AM
Joan Cox

Iguazu Falls and Machu Picchu were absolutely the highlights, but so many others we saw too.  Plus bonding with all my new friends.

Jun 08, 2024 08:19 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hello Joan - I am glad to read you are enjoying your South American adventure.  As for the slowness in sharing your photos, we can wait.  Plus, it will give you an opportunity to relive these days when you sort through them.   

When it comes to tours, they definitely offer a nice introduction/overview of a new-to-you place.  It is also special when there is extra time to experience/learn on your own.  Stay safe, happy and open to new discoveries. . .  

Jun 05, 2024 05:17 AM
Joan Cox

Morning Michael, it has been wonderful seeing all the sights, meeting new friends and now heading home, even if it is delayed.   The 21 new family members I met will be lifelong friends.

Jun 08, 2024 08:18 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

My boy hated the taste of the GP. I obviously do not eat meat, so not something for me to worry about. Have a safe trip!

Jun 05, 2024 06:18 AM
Joan Cox

I did not like it either Jeff, but had to taste.

Jun 08, 2024 08:17 AM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

7 flights in 9 days, my goodness.  One plane ride every few months is about to do me in haha.  Love hearing about your adventures, keep them coming!  Hope you have a fabulous day!

Jun 05, 2024 08:31 AM
Joan Cox

It was be 11 flights before I get home!  TOO many.

Jun 08, 2024 08:16 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Joan... it's been a long since I took a trip like this... too much running around for me in too few days. But it sounds like you are enjoying all the new sights and sounds.

Jun 05, 2024 12:02 PM
Joan Cox

This has been tough, too many flights to be quite honest!   Was so ready to be home today, and my flight was delayed by 12 hrs, and now won't get home until tomorrow.  UGH!

Jun 08, 2024 08:16 AM
Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

Wow! Sounds like you are on a whirlwind... you will need pictures just to remember it all!!  Enjoy every minute of it!

Jun 11, 2024 12:35 AM