*Cuzco, Peru    December 04, 2004:
  Summer in full bloom in the Plaza de Armas, the center of the city. Since this was my first journey below the equator, experiencing such warm weather in the middle of December was a new experience for me. Oh wait... nevermind! I'm from Southern California!!
  Nonetheless, the warm weather at such high altitudes wasn't to be taken for granted. I spent most of the days outdoors and exploring.