The Trek to Machu Picchu

This was one of those adventures that I will keep with me for my entire life. When I set out on my most recent trip to South America in October, I had no intentions of visiting Machu Picchu. My goal was to pass through Ecuador and Peru as quick as possible to get settled in … Continued

7 Facts About Macchu Picchu That Your Guide Didn’t Mention

For every tourist who is interested in anything that is connected with legendary historical monuments, miracles of nature and secrets of ancient tribes, Machu-Picchu is a must go place. As it is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, there are 7 facts about Macchu Picchu that your guide didn’t mention. According to the … Continued

69 Lessons Learned from Latin Lovers

69. Latin women love same-side sitting. I think it’s sexy if done with the right person and food selection (When eating ribs respect the space). 68. Chivalry isn’t dead gentlemen. Open doors, pull out chairs and offer your jacket. 67. Unlike American women, don’t expect Latin women to thank you for your chivalry, it’s expected. … Continued

The Poor Man’s Galapagos

Making my way south on the Peruvian tourist circuit, I grabbed a bus from Lima to Pisco to check out Las Islas Ballestas (the Ballestas Islands) and the Paracas Reserve aka “The Poor Man’s Galapagos”. I have to say, the bus ride from Lima to Pisco was the most beautiful part of this trip. I … Continued

January Update: Getting Settled in Bolivia

After 3 months of traveling through Ecuador and Peru, I rushed through Lake Titicaca and La Paz to get settled here in Sucre, Bolivia. The last few months had been amazing, but I was tired of the hostel life and desperate to find my own place and get into some kind of routine. JANUARY RECAP … Continued

Photoessay: Sandboarding the Huacachina Oasis

On my way down to Arequipa and the Colca Canyon I made a quick 2-day stop in Ica, Peru to visit the beautiful oasis town of Huacachina, just outside the city. When I told a friend I was going to Huacachina, she confirmed how beautiful it was and explained the legend behind the oasis. As … Continued

Learning to Cook Peruvian Food in Peru

I meet up with some local Peruvian friends in a small neighborhood on the outskirts of Lima, Peru to learn how to cook two traditional Peruvian dishes. I learn to cook Chupe de Camarones (Peruvian Shrimp Chowder) and I learn to make Ceviche from scratch. Read More Here: Learning to Cook Peruvian Food like a … Continued

FOTO FRIDAY: Circuito Magico del Agua

El Circuito Magico del Agua (The Magic Water Circuit) was one of the highlights from Lima, Peru. I took a date one evening to checkout all the water works and it made for a grand time. We watched the main “El Circuito Magico del Agua” show, messed around with shadow photos and even took a … Continued

Colca Visuals: Deep Canyons sin Condors

A 3:30am wake-up call for a 2-day guided tour doesn’t get me excited. I pulled myself up into the crowded tour bus and stumbled my way to the back where I took a quick survey of the talent pool before passing out for the next 2 hours. Still not excited. It was a long ride … Continued

FOTO FRIDAY: CHAN CHAN RUINS

While sunburning my way through Northern Peru, I had the opportunity to stop by the famous archaeological site of Chan Chan located just a few miles outside the city of Trujillo. Built by the kingdom of Chimú around 850 AD, Chan Chan was the largest Pre-Columbian city in South America before being conquered by the … Continued

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