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Category Archives: Peru

Machu Picchu: Saving the Best for Last

Machu Picchu: Saving the Best for Last

We were in Peru too long – a little over six weeks in total with two weeks of that spent in the Cusco/Sacred Valley area – and by the time we arrived in Cusco I was already looking ahead to Colombia. I thoroughly enjoyed our excursion to Ollantaytambo where we spent one day exploring the… Continue Reading

Eating Our Way Through Peru

Eating Our Way Through Peru

Whenever Jaime and I are traveling we each have things we research before we get there. Jaime reads up on the scenery and landscape so he can plot out picture opportunities and I always read up on the local eats, scoping out the good restaurants and street food. I was so happy to be hitting… Continue Reading

Salt of the Earth: The Otherworldly Beauty of Salinas de Maras

Salt of the Earth: The Otherworldly Beauty of Salinas de Maras

Located a short distance outside of the small town of Maras, between Cusco and Ollantaytambo¬†in the Sacred Valley, lie some 3,000 salt evaporation ponds, known as Salinas de Maras. These ponds were constructed during the pre-Incan Chanapata culture between the years 200 – 900 AD and are still mined today by the people of Maras.… Continue Reading

Hiking Colca Canyon

Hiking Colca Canyon

The main attraction of the Arequipa area is Colca Canyon, which, depending on who you ask, is either the deepest or second deepest canyon in the world. In fact, most people only spend a day or two in Arequipa on their way to the canyon and not eleven days as Angela and I spent there.… Continue Reading

Huacachina – Fun in the Sand!

Huacachina – Fun in the Sand!

One of our favorite experiences so far has been sandboarding in Huacachina. ¬†Located only four hours south of Lima, Huacachina is an oasis town surrounded on all sides by massive sand dunes. The town is small and consists mostly of a few hostels, bars, tour operators, and a tree lined esplanade around the lagoon. The… Continue Reading