South America

Off the Gringo Trail in Peru

Sipán, Peru by Irene Butler Peru – Published in Travel Thru History E-Zine With the uncovering of over 1000 ceramic pots containing food for the afterlife, archaeologist Walter Alva knew his 1987 discovery near the village of Sipán, Peru was of major importance. I can only imagine his euphoria when under the pots he unearthed…

Treasures of Peru

Peru – by Irene Butler – Published in – Air Canada Vacations Magazine, Sun Collection 2008 – 2009 and Travellady.com E-Zine – Our prop-plane droned, dipping its wings left then right for passengers on both sides of the craft to get a good view. A burly fellow named Angel was our pilot – I felt…

Pisco Sour our Way through Peru

Pisco Sour story by Irene Butler – Published in TravelLady E-Zine – The sensual greeting of Angostura bitters drifted upward with my first sip. The next sensation was the silky quality of egg white beaten into a frothy head. Then the tang of fresh-squeezed lemon juice tamed the fiery kick of the pisco, yet allowed…

Patagonia: Land of Giants

Patagonia – By Irene Butler Published in TravelLady and Travel-Wise E-Zines In 1520 Admiral Ferdinand Megellan landed on the shores of what is now known as Patagonia and immediately encountered the Tehuelche tribe. Ranging between six and six-foot-seven they appeared gigantic to the Admiral and his crew of short-statured Spaniards. Some say naming of Patagonia (an…