MACHU PICCHU HIKE: WHAT THE GUIDEBOOKS DON’T TELL YOU

We awoke before the alarm rang and hurriedly prepared our small day pack with food and clothes for the next couple days. Our big packs would be left behind in Cusco for this adventure. We were supposed to leave Cusco, Peru at 7AM to be followed by a six hour bus ride to hydroelectrica. Our... Continue Reading →

CHRISTMAS IN LIMA, PERU

‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the streets every horn was honking, even the geese How to know when to honk your horn in Peru If someone is backing up and might hit your car If someone in front of you slows down for a red light If you see a gringo on... Continue Reading →

THREE OPTIONS TO TRAVEL BY BUS FROM CUENCA TO PERU

Need to travel to Peru from Cuenca, Ecuador?  Here are three options if you want to take a bus from Cuenca to Peru (Mancora, Piura, or Chiclayo). All three options begin from Cuenca’s Terminal Terrestre, located at the west end of Ave. España. From our Airbnb accommodation, we took bus #12 and it dropped us... Continue Reading →

INTO THIN AIR: SANTA CRUZ TREK

The Santa Cruz Trek is a 50 kilometer long circuit that cuts through the towering snow-capped Cordillera Blanca mountains located in the Andes.  The ascent tops out at 4,750 meters (15,600 feet) as it crosses the Punta Union pass.   Can I do the Santa Cruz? I questioned my ability to do the Santa Cruz... Continue Reading →

FIRST GLIMPSE OF PERU

Huanchaco, Peru, where the desert meets the sea, and the dry breeze cools the skin while the sun warms the soul. We took the overnight bus from Cuenca, Ecuador to Chiclayo, Peru. In the early hours I awoke. Moving the window curtain aside, I peered out to take in my first glimpse of Peru. The... Continue Reading →

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