In La Balsa, a woman washes an armadillo by the river.
The Frugal Traveler scores a lunch invite from a vice-governor, discovers an irresistible sweets stand in Popayán and visits an odd archaeological site in San Agustín.
The Frugal Traveler finds his best breakfast in weeks, for just $2.
On leg one of the six-leg route from northern Peru to southern Ecuador via public transportation, the Frugal Traveler becomes the victim of a carsick kid.
Heading into the Peruvian Amazon, the Frugal Traveler finds archaeologists uncovering skulls at a hilltop fortress bigger than Machu Picchu.
The culinary fame of Peru’s second city, where I traveled by bus from Bolivia last Friday night, goes way beyond sweets.
I did something I very rarely do when traveling: eat the same meal twice.
After three full weeks, I’m happy to report I’m well under the original budget of $500 a week.
Callejón Tarapacá is packed with milliners, making and selling the hats from little storefronts.
When a random German, a friend-of-a-friend and a group of church girls tell you to visit a city, you visit.