Category: Travel Adventures

4 chicks take over Machu Picchu

4 chicks take over Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is both the best and the least known of the Inca ruins. It is not mentioned in any of the chronicles of the Spanish conquistadors and archaeologists today can do no more than speculate on its function. The local Quechua farmers in the area knew of Machu Picchu for centuries, but it was […]

Heat, cold, hail-snow.....all in one day!!!

Heat, cold, hail-snow…..all in one day!!!

**Day 3 & 4 Here’s the Lowdown** Today we will have ample photo opportunities: our gentle path is covered in Andean flora, and animals such as llamas and alpacas are fairly commonplace. If we’re lucky, we might even catch a glimpse of Andean geese, puna ibis, Andean cara caras or condor. We will feel welcomed […]

All day hiking, not as hard and twice as beautiful-Lares Trek day 2

All day hiking, not as hard and twice as beautiful-Lares Trek day 2

***Day 2 Here’s the Lowdown:**** After pausing to admire our surroundings in the early morning mist, we will proceed around Sondor Mountain to a high pass (an altitude of 4440m), from which we will have great photo opportunities: scenic Huacahuasi Lake and snow-capped Veronica Mountain (amongst others!) are visible from the path. After a good […]

Day 1 Lares Trek-Out of breath-literally

Day 1 Lares Trek-Out of breath-literally

*****Day 1: hereĀ“s the lowdown: An early morning start (6am) allows us the best possible views of our incredible mountainous surroundings, dotted with rural villages throughout. The Sacred Valley was the heart of the Inca civilization from the 14th to 15th centuries, and many people still farm in this lush, expansive valley. Our hike begins […]

Taking it easy in Cuzco

Taking it easy in Cuzco

So after sleeping 3 hours for the past 3 days straight and waking up at ungodly hours, I awoke again at the ungodly hour of 4 am to take a taxi to the Lima airport for my flight to Cuzco. My flight was about 45 minutes, spent talking to a teacher about his internet girlfriend. […]

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