As I turned over to my other side for the 6th or 7th time in the last few hours, trying to find a position where my hip didn’t dig into the hard edges of my seatbelt fastener, I heard the unmistakable sound of snoring coming from the seat behind me, merely a foot away from … Continue reading Peru’s Last Leg – Cusco to Lima
We spent 6 days hiking through the high-altitude Andes of Peru around Ausangate Mountain and its spectacular lakes and glaciers.
Five years after my disastrous first visit to Cusco, Peru, we returned for another shot at exploring ancient Incan heritage sites.
I don't remember the exact words Tim and I were yelling at each other, as we scrambled through farming terraces in a frantic dash to try to make our boat. But, I do know we weren't being nice. We were in an all-out stress-fight. It was one of those fights where the problem actually had … Continue reading Lake Titicaca – 2 Countries, 1 Lake
I highly recommend Turn Right at Machu Picchu by Mark Adams for anyone traveling to Machu Picchu and especially to those hiking the Inca Trail! The author recreates the original journey Bingham made to the ancient site in the early 1900s. Weaving the history of the exploration itself with that of the ancient Quechua people … Continue reading Turn Right at Machu Picchu
Right to left and top to bottom: Machu Picchu, excitement at reaching the top on day 2, me with Machu Picchu behind me, our group, Tim and I in the Sacred Valley, Tim and I at the Sun Gate.
Itinerary: Days 1-3: Lima, Peru Days 4-5: Cusco & the Sacred Valley Days 6-10: Hiking the Inca Trail Days 11-15: Lima RTW Trip 2014: PERU → Chile → Argentina → Antarctica → Argentina → Uruguay → Chile → England → Morocco → Spain → France → Belgium → Netherlands → Germany → Czech Republic → Austria … Continue reading Peru- Lima, Cusco and the Inca Trail