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PHOTOS: Paramus' Globetrotting Grandmother Visits Peru

Andrea Holmes of Paramus in Peru.
Andrea Holmes of Paramus in Peru. Photo Credit: Andrea Holmes
We arrived in Lima on Election Day, little did we know that the whole country was dry. On the whole weekend of the elections, liquor sales or consumption is prohibited in Peru. We settled for Inka Kola. It tastes like sweet bubblegum flavored Sprite.
We arrived in Lima on Election Day, little did we know that the whole country was dry. On the whole weekend of the elections, liquor sales or consumption is prohibited in Peru. We settled for Inka Kola. It tastes like sweet bubblegum flavored Sprite. Photo Credit: Andrea Holmes
"This is Love Park in Lima It's surrounded by walls of romantic quotes scripted in mosaic tiles and in the center stands a statue of two lovers embracing each other and engaged in a passionate kiss."
"This is Love Park in Lima It's surrounded by walls of romantic quotes scripted in mosaic tiles and in the center stands a statue of two lovers embracing each other and engaged in a passionate kiss." Photo Credit: Andrea Holmes
"We visited a Museum of porn pottery – yes pottery resurrected from BC and it was perfect, but perfectly pornographic; men and animals in all kinds of sex acts. Who would have thought ..."
"We visited a Museum of porn pottery – yes pottery resurrected from BC and it was perfect, but perfectly pornographic; men and animals in all kinds of sex acts. Who would have thought ..." Photo Credit: Andrea Holmes
"There are McDonalds everywhere; this one is huge! Unfortunately I did not get into one as is my usual tradition to grab a menu and a coffee."
"There are McDonalds everywhere; this one is huge! Unfortunately I did not get into one as is my usual tradition to grab a menu and a coffee." Photo Credit: Andrea Holmes
"Typical Peruvian traffic jam, reminded me of Cario."
"Typical Peruvian traffic jam, reminded me of Cario." Photo Credit: Andrea Holmes
"Hoping I can hitch a ride on a donkey, llama, tin shoebox, whatever . . . my feet hurt.and I am not walking up all those stairs."
"Hoping I can hitch a ride on a donkey, llama, tin shoebox, whatever . . . my feet hurt.and I am not walking up all those stairs." Photo Credit: Andrea Holmes
"Girl on cell phone; boy taking a pee..."
"Girl on cell phone; boy taking a pee..." Photo Credit: Andrea Holmes
"We visited a house in Cusco where the residents shared their home with guinea pigs. I cannot believe that all these animals plus rabbits and ducks lived there with the people. On special holidays they would eat one of the guinea pigs. Ugh!"
"We visited a house in Cusco where the residents shared their home with guinea pigs. I cannot believe that all these animals plus rabbits and ducks lived there with the people. On special holidays they would eat one of the guinea pigs. Ugh!" Photo Credit: Andrea Holmes
"A trip to the market was very interesting . . and, now that is some ear of corn. The kernels are as big as my little toe. And tough as a bunion. This corn appears in most of the Peruvian food. Crunch!"
"A trip to the market was very interesting . . and, now that is some ear of corn. The kernels are as big as my little toe. And tough as a bunion. This corn appears in most of the Peruvian food. Crunch!" Photo Credit: Andrea Holmes
"This pair of bulls is on the roofs of every house to protect the house. I bought a pair of blue ones, don’t know why, and if they will protect my mailbox."
"This pair of bulls is on the roofs of every house to protect the house. I bought a pair of blue ones, don’t know why, and if they will protect my mailbox." Photo Credit: Andrea Holmes
"We took a boat trip to Lake Titicaca and the floating reed islands, made and re-made from the totora , a cattail reed, and the home of the Uros tribe."
"We took a boat trip to Lake Titicaca and the floating reed islands, made and re-made from the totora , a cattail reed, and the home of the Uros tribe." Photo Credit: Andrea Holmes
"The 'totora' are dense roots support the top layer, which rots and must be replaced regularly by stacking more reeds on top of the layer beneath. The surface of the islands is uneven, thin it is like walking on a waterbed."
"The 'totora' are dense roots support the top layer, which rots and must be replaced regularly by stacking more reeds on top of the layer beneath. The surface of the islands is uneven, thin it is like walking on a waterbed." Photo Credit: Andrea Holmes
"Everyone danced (including me! all in black)."
"Everyone danced (including me! all in black)." Photo Credit: Andrea Holmes
"We had lunch in a charming place in Cusco where an Aztec Indian played 'Imagine' with flute other instruments on top of Cusco , it is as the world should be and it was breathtaking."
"We had lunch in a charming place in Cusco where an Aztec Indian played 'Imagine' with flute other instruments on top of Cusco , it is as the world should be and it was breathtaking." Photo Credit: Andrea Holmes
"This wall on a building looked like a Japanese painting."
"This wall on a building looked like a Japanese painting." Photo Credit: Andrea Holmes
"Beautiful Machu Pichu!"
"Beautiful Machu Pichu!" Photo Credit: Andrea Holmes
"Saqsaywaman (pronounced sexywoman) and wonderful ruins."
"Saqsaywaman (pronounced sexywoman) and wonderful ruins." Photo Credit: Andrea Holmes
"We took a small plane flight to view the Nazca Lines in the desert. These lines are figures and lines that were carved into the desert by ancient Nazca people for religious or spiritual reasons. Another thought is that they were made by aliens."
"We took a small plane flight to view the Nazca Lines in the desert. These lines are figures and lines that were carved into the desert by ancient Nazca people for religious or spiritual reasons. Another thought is that they were made by aliens." Photo Credit: Andrea Holmes
"There 4,000 kinds of potatoes in {eru and I think I sampled every one of them. They mix their starches; potatoes, pasta and rice in the same dish. Even my omelet had rice underneath it and a potato on top."
"There 4,000 kinds of potatoes in {eru and I think I sampled every one of them. They mix their starches; potatoes, pasta and rice in the same dish. Even my omelet had rice underneath it and a potato on top." Photo Credit: Andrea Holmes
"Lake Titicaca at sunset."
"Lake Titicaca at sunset." Photo Credit: Andrea Holmes
"Another boat ride and viewing penguins and other sea life."
"Another boat ride and viewing penguins and other sea life." Photo Credit: Andrea Holmes
Until next time.
Until next time. Photo Credit: Andrea Holmes

PARAMUS, N.J. — Andrea Holmes' travels have taken her from Paramus to all corners of the globe ( SEE: Meet World-Traveling Paramus Grandmother )

The 74-year old globetrotting grandma has visited some of the world's most exoctic places, including Africa and Antarctica .

Recently, Holmes visited Peru and shared some photos with Daily Voice.

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