Thursday, May 15, 2014

Travel Diary: Peru trip and what makeup I packed

About a year ago Steve and I went on a two week trip to Peru.  We squeezed as much as we possibly could into those two weeks and it was amazing!

I wanted to share some of our awesome pictures and do a post about what I packed in my makeup bag.  We only took carry-ons because we ended up traveling by bus some nights and not having a hotel room to keep our stuff in some days.  We packed the bare minimum and packed empty bags to bring back souvenirs.

I packed:

Foundation: Revlon Colorstay the dry skin version
Powder: DIY cornstarch plus powder foundation
Blush: NYC Mosaic Face Powder Pink Cheek Glow
Eye liner: Avon Glimmer Sticks (a dark brown color, I don't know the exact name)
Mascara: Maybelline Define-A-Lash
Eye lash curler: Revlon

Now onto the fun part...

Our first destination was a city called Cajamarca.  It is up in the Andes in northern Peru.  It's kinda off the beaten path so we got there from Lima in this little prop plane.  It was super noisy and tiny inside.

Cajamarca is famous in Peru, at least northern Peru, for its dairy products.  The ice cream was amazing and so was this caramel milk stuff called Manjar.  It was so good!  We actually bought a bunch and took it to the people we visited later on in the trip.

This was the first site we went out and visited.  There were so many of these tombs carved into this rock face.  We rode in a combi up to this site, it was basically an old van that they take around to certain stops along a route.  A lot like buses here.  We were there before Carnival so there were water fights going on throughout the city.  One water balloon made it through the window of the combi and soaked another passenger.

This was the next site we visited.  We hiked through these rocks and then through a few amazing valleys.

Steve's mom and I on top of some of the rocks that were climbable.

There were some water paths made before the Inca at this same site.  They were carved very precisely and were still intact.

I think they said these were some sort of sacred writings along the water way.

I have thousands of pictures from this trip, and a lot I would like to share, so I will have to do a few more posts later.

Thanks for reading!

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