Archive for the ‘peru’ Category

The Amazon


Welcome to the jungle!!  We’ve got fun and games… …and snakes, monkeys, bugs, birds, hammocks, mosquito nets, rain, a Shaman, open-air hotels, and humidity. Really, it’s a pretty awesome adventure.  Just bring bug spray. 🙂

Machu Picchu


Yes, I’m still bragging about my trip to Peru. So picture this: You’ve been hiking up and down mountains for the past 3 days/3 nights. You’re now accustomed to squatting behind shrubbery or a large rock to relieve yourself and find it preferable to the “facilities” at the campsites. You and your tentmate have bonded […]

Inca Trail


The Inca Trail is kinda impossible to describe.  I tried to write out a story, but all I could do was come up with a long list of adjectives like “challenging, scenic, rewarding, surreal, magnificent” etc. etc. etc.   It’s one of those things that you can’t necessarily grasp by reading about it.  You have […]

I probably already spoiled this post by being my typical impatient self and overzealously sharing iPhone pics of the Sacred Valley when I was in Peru…  so I guess you’ll just have to hear about it twice.  Double the fun. While in Cusco, we decided to do a half day tour of the Sacred Valley […]

Cusco, Peru


When I arrived in Cusco, the first words out of my mouth were “Cusco.  Is.  Awesome.” The city is a little gem tucked away in the Urubamba Valley of the Andes.  The food is fantastic (save for the cuy, which I opted out of), the scenery is ridiculously beautiful, and the nightlife was a blast. […]