We have been in Peru now for about three weeks, and it is starting to feel like we are traveling rather than on vacation. We have met many other travelers along the way, are getting used to living out of a backpack, and spent Christmas Eve dinner at a hostel in Puerto Maldonado with complete […]
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We took a collectivo to get back to Cusco. A collectivo is a public transportation van where the driver crams as many people as possible before taking off, so it’s definitely one way to get cozy with the locals. It’s also much cheaper than a taxi, tourist bus, or train, so it’s been our main […]
We spent two days in Ollantaytambo, another small town similar to Pisac along the Urubamba River in the Sacred Valley Peru. We saw a lot of other backpackers here passing through to hike the Inkan ruins. We also saw bus upon bus pass through the narrow streets on the way to Machu Picchu. The town […]
We just finished hiking the 4 day, 3 night trek on the Inka Trail to Machu Picchu. Before the hike, we spent 2 days in Cusco, Peru. Cusco is the base city for people hiking the Inka Trail. Cusco was once an important city for the Inka people before it was taken over by the […]
Well, we already fell in love with Peru. It’s easy to understand why since we started our trip in Pisac, a small town in the Sacred Valley of Peru. Here are some highlights from our time in Pisac: Along with exploring the town’s cobblestone streets, we also hiked our first Inca ruins in […]
We are two days away from our first flight to Peru, and I have completed my packing list. My bag is almost ready to go, so I hope that I am too! I will be carrying the Osprey Farpoint 40L S/M , which is actually 38 liters, in mud red. Everything fits, though I have […]