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…

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

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…