To those who read the carnivore and the vegetarian, you will soon notice a significant upgrade in the pictures that accompany my recipes. Until now, I have only been using a simple point and shoot, panasonic lumix camera. The camera has served me well for the past couple years — it’s compact and good for travel and on easy carrying. However, with an upcoming trip to Peru (more on that shortly), additional travel this summer, and the motivation to learn more about photography, I will soon be taking pictures with a Canon Rebel and a few different lenses. My fantastic fiancee has given me the camera (which arrives today) as part of a Chanukah/Anniversary/Birthday gift. As I learn to use it, I hope that the pictures on the blog improve and make you want to eat my food.
As for Peru. Again, I thank my fiancee and her parents who have graciously offered to take us both along to Peru for a family wedding. Who can say no to that?! Aside from the wedding, amazing scenery and travels, there will also be new and different food to try. Ceviche, alpaca, guinea pigs, and whatever else is available will be on the list to try (maybe not the guinea pig). For obvious reasons, I wont be able to blog, tweet, post or anything while I’m in Peru (I doubt the ruins include free wifi), but when I return, I’ll post pictures of the magnificent trip, the food, the people, the town, anything that I can snap with my camera.
Here is the basic trip itinerary:
Dec. 18: Leave from Washington D.C. to Lima, Peru, with a stop in Atlanta, GA.
Dec. 19: Lima — relax during the day, rehearsal dinner in the evening.
Dec. 20: Wedding!
Dec. 21: Day in Lima
Dec. 22: Fly to Cuzco – day to explore
Dec. 23: Urubamba – the sacred valley, Pisac town/market, walk along Urubama River, Military Fortress of Ollantaytambo.
Dec. 24: Urubamba Valley to Macu Picchu – full day tour and lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge
Dec. 25: Flight home.
Bon Voyage and I hope you enjoy the pictures when I return.