Trip to the Amazon – Video Post

Brief break from all of the boleto updates – This video captures our 4 day, 3 night trip to the Peruvian Amazon.  We stayed at the Maloka Lodge on Lake Sandoval in the Tambopata Reserve, Peru. We had the opportunity to canoe around the beautiful lake, see endangered caiman and giant river otters, take night walks…

The Boleto Turístico: Saqsayhuaman & Q’enqo

Some of the largest and most impressive ruins included on the boleto are found at Saqsayhuaman (alternatively spelled Sacsayhuaman, Saqsaywaman, Saksaq Waman, among others; we found that multiple spellings of the same word, even on official tickets or signs, is extremely common in Cusco). Saqsayhuaman is a huge fortress overlooking Cusco.  You can reach it pretty…

The Boleto Turístico: The Museums

All of the four museums included on the boleto can be visited in one full day. We chose a day where the weather wasn’t at its best, and we set off to explore them all. First stop – Museo Histórico Regional (Casa Garcilaso).  This is the biggest and most informative museum; there is room after room with…

The Boleto Turístico: Peru’s Tourist Ticket

Since we arrived in Ollantaytambo, we had been hearing about Cusco’s “boleto” – the one-ticket-fits-all pass to grant us entrance into the main historical sites and points of interests around the city. It was difficult finding “official” information about the boleto.  I found conflicting information all over the internet about which sites were and were…

October in Peru – Video Post

This video features snapshots from our past few weeks exploring Peru throughout October 2016: the salt mines of Maras, the ruins of Moray and Sacsayhuaman, and hiking around Tambomachay… as well as a couple special animal guests. Hope you enjoy!   -XO Emily

1st Week in Cusco – High Life

Day 1 – October 6, 2016  It was sad leaving behind Ollantaytambo and Casa de Wow; it had been the perfect start to our trip. We took a collectivo back to Cusco and had a much better experience this time around. We weren’t exhausted, the van never filled up so we had plenty of space…

5 Days in Ollantaytambo

Day 1 – October 1, 2016  “Do as the Romans do, right?” I said, as I handed over the backpack containing all of my worldly possessions for the next year and had it strapped on top of an old van. “The Romans don’t have huge backpacks.” Tyler had a point.  I got nervous our backpacks…