Santiago Highlights

Santiago was one of our favorite cities in South America; it’s extremely modern, has an easy public transportation system, and it has something for everyone. If you are heading further south into Patagonia and you forgot any major items, Santiago would be the best place to purchase any last-minute items. We didn’t have too much…

Visiting the Peruvian Amazon

Planning a trip to the Peruvian Amazon can be daunting.  There is an overload of information, trips ranging from 3 days to 3 weeks, from $200 to $2000.  We planned out our trip when we were already based in Cusco, so this was especially overwhelming.  There are endless tour companies claiming that they have the…

Cusco’s Best Vegetarian Finds

Food is important. It’s a basic life necessity, and it can be a highlight or a lowlight of places you visit as you travel. So often, the three of us are boiling pasta, eating crackers, or making PBJs so we can keep our costs down.  Getting a meal out somewhere not only gives us a…

The Boleto Turístico: Tipón

    Tipón – the last place to visit on the boleto, or rather, the last place that we actually managed to see.  We had planned on trying to get to Tipón and Pikillaqta in one day, but that didn’t quite work out. The day got off to an interesting start.  We had read that you…

The Boleto Turístico: Chinchero, Maras, & Moray

We visited Chinchero for one day trip, then we visited Maras and Moray separately, but many people visit all three in one day.  To get to Chinchero, you can grab a colectivo on Pavitos Street. We were let off on the side of the road next to a very small town, and we weren’t totally…

The Boleto Turístico: Pisac

After catching a colectivo from Cusco to Pisac, there are two ways to get from the village of Pisac up to the actual ruins: hiking or taking a cab.  Colin wasn’t feeling that great the day we were there, so as a group, we actually did both.  Colin and I killed time checking out the…

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