When I found out Anthony Bourdain hung himself in a hotel room near Strasbourg, a border town between France and Germany I’ve been though, I started drinking at noon. Two slices of pizza but three beers, I watched the planes take off from the nearby airport and thought about how he would never go anywhere … More When the Travels End in Death
If you are in Peru, the likelihood that you are going to Machu Picchu is pretty much guaranteed. It is truly is a Wonder of the World. But depending on how you are getting there, you may or may not be spending much time in the Sacred Valley. You can hike the Inca Trail, a … More Making a Day Count in the Sacred Valley of the Incas
We’re in Cuzco and we sleep in before walking to a coffee shop that serves only Peruvian-grown beans. D’Wasi brews their coffee in every method. They have a chemex, an aeropress, a french press, an espresso machine, among other things. I choose the D’Wasi tradicional, the shops preferred method of brewing coffee. Much like a … More Tricked into a Great Experience in Cuzco
When we get off our plane in Cuzco, we are greeted by a large basket of coca leaves. We grab a few and put them into our mouths. Thyme makes the mistake of going full-ham on chewing the leaves, and she immediately spits it out. The taste is disgusting, bitter and acidic all at once. … More The Ancient, Magical Highlands of Cuzco
It’s early. Before sunrise, and we are waiting for our driver on our silent Miraflores street. We’re staying for three nights in Peru’s capital city before heading out to the jungle, Cuzco, and more. Since there aren’t many tourist attractions in Peru’s capital city–save for eating, drinking, and admiring pre-Colubmian artifacts at Museo Larco, the … More A Day Trip from Lima, Sand Dunes & Pisco in the Peruvian Desert
After arriving in Lima late, we get some sleep and wake up early for a full day in Peru’s capital city. We fly into Peru for $800-round trip. We get our tickets super cheap by buying ahead and shopping around. Getting a feel for how prices are moving is always the way to get the … More Lima is a Gritty, Underrated City with Delicious Food & Pockets of Beauty
Hey everybody! Just got back from my trip to South America and will be posting about that soon. As you probably know, I hit up coffee shops all around the world and some are certainly better than others. Often, something is lacking or incorrect. I was just remarking about how the coffee could be better … More Brew Better Coffee!