Photo essay: The dogs of Peru

When we landed in Peru earlier this year, one of the first things we noticed was the abundance of dogs wandering the streets. We saw them all over the streets of Cusco, in the Sacred Valley, and around Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes) too. There is indeed an issue with stray animals in Peru, but according…

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24 hours in Lima

The format of this post is inspired by one of my favourite New York Times travel series, 36 Hours. We spent one full day in Lima to cap off our trip to Peru. After nearly two weeks of early mornings and bodily strain sustained in Cusco, the Sacred Valley, on the Inca Trail, and in…

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Welcome to the jungle: A week in the Peru Amazon

After a few days in Cusco and our Inca Trail experience, we headed north to begin the next portion of our Peru trip, in the Amazon rainforest. We embarked on a 6 days/5 nights stay with Amazonia Expeditions, a top rated ecolodge located on the Tahuayo River, a tributary of the Amazon River. Amazonia Expeditions…

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Surviving the short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Since my last post, we have moved onto the Amazon jungle portion of our travels in Peru. It took me a few days to get a strong enough WiFi signal out here to upload my photos, so here is the belated recap of our short Inca Trail experience! The classic Inca Trail hike requires 4…

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Ainโ€™t no (Sacred) Valley low enough

Iโ€™m posting this entry a day later as I was too tired to finish it on the evening prior to our Inca Trail trek. The summary of my Inca Trail experience will come next! (Spoiler: It was rough) After two days in Cusco we had an action packed day as we embarked on a tour…

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A day in Inkaredible Cusco

Today was our second and final full day in Cusco. I awoke feeling much better than yesterday but have decided to resume the acetazolamide due to my new perpetual headache. I sure do feel funny with lots of tingles all over my body; Iโ€™m not sure if itโ€™s the medication or altitude, or combination of…

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Peru, here we are!

Mr. Chuckles and I arrived in Cusco, Peru early yesterday morning to begin our final โ€˜big tripโ€™ of 2019. We will be spending the next 12 days in the Cusco Region and Amazon Basin of Peru. We are joined by two of my old housemates from Vancouver, who will be with us for just the…

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Planning for Peru

I have a few upcoming trips on the horizon, another of which is Peru in late August. The Inca Trail and Machu Picchu has been on my bucket list for a while and I’m excited to finally go on this trek. However, the highlight of this trip for me and Mr. Chuckles will probably be…

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