Last night we purchased airline tickets from Lisbon, Portugal to Lima, Peru for September 11th . Tentatively we’ll catch a bus from Lima up to Huaraz. We’ll stay in that area, which is in the Cordillera Blanca of the Andes, till we’re ready to move on. Food and even lodging is affordable there and we hope to hire a local person to tutor us on our spanish skills. There is world class hiking and mountain biking in the area. We’ve had several friends spend time in the area and everyone speaks very highly of it. I was there with David and Shawna, over 10 years ago, for a brief time.