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Puno, Peru: Can You Keep A Secret?

Puno, Peru: Can You Keep A Secret?

Dear Lunch Table, You know how everyone’s parents warn their children, Don’t do anything embarrassing because it might end up on Facebook? Well, I think it’s time for kids to start telling their parents the same thing. At least I need to. My parents usually avoid the camera unless it’s to force my brother and […]

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A Quick, Little Announcement . . .

A Quick, Little Announcement . . .

Hi everyone! Yes, this is quite a different start than a usual, Dear Lunch Table. All right, all right . . . I won’t keep you in suspense any longer. I switched sites! Okay, so maybe the fact you were transferred from blogspot.com to a dearlunchtable.com gave it away, but I thought I would make […]

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Sacred Valley, Peru: There is Nothing Sacred About Falling Off a Horse

Dear Lunch Table, “The saddest day in a person’s life is when their childhood dream gets crushed.” – me I don’t have much experience riding horses, but ever since I was eight years old I dreamed that I possessed a gift allowing me to be a natural horseback rider. My brother’s already the llama whisperer, […]

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Machu Picchu & The Inca Trail: Pachamama Doesn’t Like Me Very Much

Machu Picchu & The Inca Trail: Pachamama Doesn’t Like Me Very Much

Dear Lunch Table, Let’s just say Pachamama and I don’t exactly get along. Pachamama, commonly known as Mother Earth, was obviously not very happy that I was tripping over renovated Inca steps trying to reach her beloved Machu Picchu. For my punishment she showered me with rain and hail. “Rain, rain go away. Come again […]

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Cusco, Peru: My Non-Disneyfied Version of The Emperor’s New Groove

Dear Lunch Table, Before I arrived in Cusco, Peru, I knew nothing about this important Incan city, unless you count the information I gathered from the Emperor’s New Groove. You know, the Disney movie with the talking llama? And all I had grasped from this little kid movie was that there is such a thing […]

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Arequipa & Colca Canyon, Peru: I Should Have Known Clumsiness Doesn’t Have Borders

Arequipa & Colca Canyon, Peru: I Should Have Known Clumsiness Doesn’t Have Borders

Dear Lunch Table, Try not to trip. Okay, now try not to bang your head. All right, walk forward. Boom. – that’s me. This week has left me in bruises. I’m really not kidding. Not only have I fallen victim to a mild case of food poisoning, one of the great wonders of traveling, but I […]

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Nazca, Peru: Aliens, Teachers, or Nazcans . . . Yes, In Our Family They All Go Together

Nazca, Peru: Aliens, Teachers, or Nazcans . . . Yes, In Our Family They All Go Together

Dear Lunch Table, I finally got my dream of flying in a private airplane. Okay, so maybe it isn’t as cool as being a famous billionaire and owning my own jet but flying over the Nazca lines with only my family and two pilots to bother was pretty cool. A quick history lesson so you […]

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Paracas, Peru: We Could Still Be On That Fishing Boat . . .

Paracas, Peru: We Could Still Be On That Fishing Boat . . .

Dear Lunch Table, We could still be on that fishing boat . . . What? Oh yeah, I probably should rewind a little bit. 5:00 A.M. – “I’m up. I promise.” 10 minutes later – “Zzzzz.”I’m not necessarily a morning person. Nor do I really enjoy fishing (not that I’ve ever tried catching sea creatures), […]

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Lima, Peru: Orientation Week

Lima, Peru: Orientation Week

Dear Lunch Table,  Not much happened for the three days we were in Lima, since it was, as I have been calling it, “Orientation Week.” We only experienced our first earthquake, a museum with an exhibit called “Los Eroticos” (I’m pretty sure that if I posted any pictures, I would be arrested), and Spanish lessons for […]

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