Arequipa and the Colca Canyon Trek

Arequipa is an incredibly beautiful city. Surrounded by three volcanos and filled with 19th century Spanish architecture, the city has a charm very different to that of Cuzco.  The city of nearly 900,000 is also one of Peru’s most affluent and prosperous cities. Arequipa was founded in the 1540’s by the Spanish, and was one … Continue reading Arequipa and the Colca Canyon Trek

Lake Titicaca; Uros and Taquile Island 

30 hours in the city of Puno.  Emil and I took the 6 hour bus down to the city of Puno to see Lake Titicaca for a quick visit. Lake Titicaca is the second largest lake in South America and also the highest navigable lake in the world. Sitting at 12,507 feet, Lake Titicaca has … Continue reading Lake Titicaca; Uros and Taquile Island 

Sacsayhuaman and the Devil’s Balcony- Cuzco, Peru

Three weeks in Cuzco has gone by very quickly. Emil and I have have had such an amazing time. Tomorrow, we head to the jungle to volunteer for two weeks. We’ll be in the buffer zone at the entrance of Manu National Park. No electricity, no hot water, for two weeks.  We’re very excited. Since … Continue reading Sacsayhuaman and the Devil’s Balcony- Cuzco, Peru