After a 3-day adventure riding in a jeep through the desert, having seen landscapes that put the Inca Trail to shame, I was on a high as we crossed over the border from Bolivia into Chile. I was thrilled as the bus toward the border travelled further and further down in altitude since I had […]
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Our second week in Sucre reminded me how incredibly easy it is to become comfortable, even complacent, in general in life. How is it possible to feel at home with almost near strangers in a different continent thousands of miles from everything I have known my entire life? I am not sure of the answer, […]
We arrived in Sucre, the capital of Bolivia, after a 12 hour overnight bus ride from La Paz. Let’s just say if you must take this bus ride, you should be prepared for the only restroom break to be a 1:30am stop at a roadside public bathroom that will make you desperately wish you could […]
We were traveling through La Paz for about 24 hours in order to catch a bus there to get to Sucre, the capital of Bolivia and where we will spend 2 weeks. So, we booked a bus for the 4 hour trip from Copacabana to La Paz. We ran into a South African friend we’d […]
We took an hour and a half ferry ride to Isla del Sol, one of the islands on Lake Titicaca. We had no idea we were about to go on a vacation. As soon as you step off the ferry onto the south side of the island in the small community of Yumani, you […]
After a month in Peru, we crossed over the border into Bolivia. We took a collectivo to the town of Copacabana, only a few kilometers past the border. Copacabana (not to be confused with the Copacabana in Brazil after which the popular song is sung), is a hip, funky town on the lakefront of Lake […]
We arrived on the bus from Chivay to Puno, Peru on the night of New Year’s Eve. We were tired from another six hour bus ride to get there, and we managed to eat dinner and find our hostel in the midst of all of the New Year’s Eve hustle and bustle on the streets. […]
I did not anticipate the border crossing from Peru to Bolivia meriting its own post, but alas, it was an ordeal and worth mentioning in case anyone is in this situation traveling. Our last stop in Peru was Puno, from which you can take a bus into Bolivian cities. It was our intention to take […]
Now that we have visited the Colca Canyon, I’m not sure I would think that our trip to Peru would have been complete without it. Once again, I’m completely blown away by the diverse landscapes and beauty that this country has to offer. We left Arequipa on the bus ride to Cabanaconde, one of the […]
We spent two days in Arequipa, Peru. As some of you know, most of our actual travel costs are minimized because we are using airline miles for all of our flights. Because of this, we have been able to eliminate travel time and costs by flying within South America. To get to Arequipa, we took […]