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Peru Wrap Up & Guide

Peru Wrap Up & Guide

Peru was my idea. I’ve wanted to travel there for some time. While I had some idea of what to expect as far as some of the Inca sites go the rest was a bit of a mystery. Overall we enjoyed our time there but there were definitely some hiccups. Anytime you visit a new… Continue Reading

A Relaxing Week in Arequipa, Peru

A Relaxing Week in Arequipa, Peru

Our original plan was to only spend 4 or 5 days in Arequipa. However a gentleman from Canada who was staying at our hostel in San Jose, Costa Rica talked us into extending our stay. He was so convincing that I immediately extended our reservation. We were glad we did. Arequipa is the second largest… Continue Reading

Puno and Lake Titicaca

Puno and Lake Titicaca

Our departure from Cuzco did not go as originally planned. From our understanding organized, controlled protests broke out due to government officials getting an increase in salary while the government employee minimum wage remained the same. Most of the city was closed down including all public transportation. We watched as anyone caught attempting to drive… Continue Reading

The Sacred Valley of the Incas

The Sacred Valley of the Incas

The Sacred Valley was the heart of the Inca Empire and is home to many of its most impressive ruins. There are many tours you can take of the Sacred Valley. The main ruins are Chinchero, Sacsayhuman, Moray, Maras salt flats, Ollantaytambo, Pisac and Tipon. You can visit one for about S/.70 (US$25) or you… Continue Reading

Photo of the Day: Welcome to the Andes

Photo of the Day: Welcome to the Andes

The plan last night was to finish up our Costa Rica wrap up post and have it ready to publish by lunch today. But after waking up we decided that sitting in our room in Huarocondo typing would be a poor way to spend our first full day in the Andes especially when this is… Continue Reading

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