Euro Got You Down?

I can daydream about Italy all day.  But, with four people to fly across the Atlantic and then going up against the Euro, it can be exorbitantly expensive.  So instead of pining away for the boot, we tried South America.

Here is a trip report for 10 days with kids in Peru on a budget, focusing on a smidgen of Lima, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, and the desert near Ica. 

Llama resting on a terrace, Machu Picchu
Ceviche and a pisco sour, Barranco district, Lima

Whale fossil with baleen intact, Ocucaje Desert, Ica