Returning to Cuzco after a train ride, a bus ride, and a taxi ride, we eat polla alla brasa, and it won’t be the last time we eat the beloved Peruvian rotisserie chicken. Chilli and lime, it is balanced, tasty, and the french fries are just what I need. We’re tired. Off to bed early, … More Into the Jungle: Manu, Peru
After staying in Agua Calientes the night before, we wake up early to catch a bus to Machu Picchu. The ticket booth is very close to our hostel, we are excited about that. The short bus ride up is exciting. We didn’t hike the Inka Trail, so we have a leisurely version of seeing the … More Machu Picchu is as Beautiful as You’d Think
If you are going to go to Machu Picchu on your trip to Peru, you are definitely going to pass through Agua Calientes. A small town in the Peruvian mountains, it only exists as the gateway to the most famous Inkan ruins. It’s name comes from the hot springs situated just outside the town, but … More Why You Should Skip the Hot Springs in Agua Calientes, Peru
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
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
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
Dear Readers, I am very excited to announce that my next big trip will be in April to Peru, Argentina, and Patagonia! Below is a brief outline of where I’ll be headed with my beautiful girlfriend Thyme. I can’t wait to be in awe at the Inkan sites of Cusco, the food scene of Lima, … More Next Stops: Peru, Argentina, Patagonia!