Colca Canyon, Perú After a grueling four-day Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu, I decided to take on another challenge. Located about 100 miles from Arequipa, we had a 2 am wake up call to go on a 2-day mission and hike down the 3,270 m (10,725 ft) Colca Canyon, also know as the secondContinue reading

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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, Perú About 3 miles outside of Machu Picchu lies the town where overpriced food, souvenirs and hotels are located. Well, at least for Peruvian standards. Yet in this tiny town is where a lot of tourists end up either starting their Machu Picchu visit or ending their multi-day hikes. And after Inca TrailContinue reading

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Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, Perú  We woke up at 3:00 am to the sound of raindrops hitting our tent. The final day of our hike finally came. After 3 long strenuous days of climbing up and down uneven, grueling thousand steps including the hardest ascent of 900 meters in one day, this is it. We were upContinue reading

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Cusco
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Cusco, Peru   fter the initial culture and altitude shock, the excitement of being in a new place and starting a new adventure, life in Cusco started to feel more normal, more habitual and more familiar. Being thousands of miles away in a small town that speaks another language from what you’ve been used to, asContinue reading

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Cusco
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Cusco, Peru   In 2012, I spent two months abroad in a continent I haven’t been before. I’ve always wanted to travel and experience a different culture and to spend an extended time in a place where language, way of life, beliefs and altitude are different from what I’ve been used to. It gave meContinue reading

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