Kevin Costner introduced himself to me as I waited in line for the train to Machu Picchu. He was amazingly well disguised as a Peruvian jewelry vendor, but he couldn’t resist leaking the plan for his upcoming sequel. He and Julia Roberts were going to start filming Dancing With Llamas the following week. That was about five years ago, so I expect it will be showing anytime now.
At Machu Picchu’s Temple of the Condor, Incas placed their deceased leaders on a specially carved stone then attracted a condor to carry the leader’s spirit to the sky. Nice imagery, I guess, but knowing that “condor” is another name for “vulture” takes a lot away. Note to loved ones: Please don’t invite a vulture to my funeral.
What luck to find a travel agent who knows just how to smooth the way for an elder in Peru. I’ve been on a mission to get my 85 year old mother to Machu Picchu since told me she’d always wanted to go. Jacquie Whitt fixed us up for April, but could only suggest international flights for getting there and back. Even with her suggestions, we almost had panic attacks over booking the tickets. There are just so many details to get right and so much money blown if it’s wrong. Too late I thought, Jacquie books trips all day every day. Ask her how to get it right. Here’s what she said: When I book plane tickets: * […]