8 Great PERU Treks and Places to Explore

Snow Capped mountain: Peru Treks

We loved Peru.  We did not want to leave our comfortable country home out in the middle of Sacred Valley.  It was relaxing, and our host treated us like family, but our 90-day tourist visa was about to run out so it was time to move on. Peru has amazing landscapes, a rich culture, and … Read more

Day-Tripping in the Sacred Valley

Mountains of the Sacred Valley

Walking around the little pueblos in Latin America, it is not uncommon to encounter dogs on the streets and alleyways.  They are pretty much everywhere, and occasionally, they can be very mean. As it were, one day, Trin and I encountered a dog while we were walking along the footpaths of Yanahuara, a tiny village … Read more

“The Incas Planted Water”

Ancient Inca Ruins of Machu Picchu

Did you just utter an incredulous “What?” Or raise your eyebrow and say, “The Incas planted water? Yeah right.”  Yes, I thought the same thing.  I held a straight face as our host told us of the marvel of the Incas. Inwardly, I wondered about this legend and the story behind it.  As the story … Read more

Machu Picchu: What the Guidebooks Don’t Tell You

Machu Picchu

We awoke before the alarm rang and hurriedly prepared our small daypack 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 7 AM to be followed by a six-hour bus ride to hydroelectrica. Our guide … Read more

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