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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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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Calles de Cusco
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Cusco, Perú In 2012, I had a chance to live in Cusco for 2 months and volunteer. It is relatively small, and the main mode of transportation for me was to walk. From our San Pedro house, it’s about 20 minute walk to our volunteer headquarters where I also took Spanish classes and another 40Continue reading

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Plaza de Armas

 Cusco, Perú During my two month stay in Peru, I have come to learn that there is a Plaza de Armas in almost all the towns in the country. Literally translated as Weapon’s Square or Parade Square, it is the name of the main center of town/city. I have seen the Plaza de Armas inContinue reading

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