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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Off the beaten path in Tanzania: Ukerewe Island

I was browsing through my old photos albums the other day and came across the shots I took during my trip to Tanzania in 2017, so it’s time to reminisce! I visited this East African country for the second time as a volunteer with a Canadian NGO and a group of Tanzanian healthcare workers running…

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Best and worst of Intrepid Travel Thailand & Laos Adventure

Those who followed this blog over the past couple weeks will know that my recent trip through northern Thailand and Laos was with a small group tour via Intrepid Travel, specifically the 13 day Thailand and Laos Adventure. Now that I’m settled back at home, I’ll leave you with a review of my experience on…

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Sizzling in Vang Vieng

Today’s forecast: 38ยฐC, sunny ๐Ÿฅต Mosquito bite tally: 11 Sweating on the bumpy road to Vang Vieng I am composing this blog entry while hiding out in our hotel room to seek some reprieve from the extreme heat we’ve been experiencing over the past couple days. We arrived in Vang Vieng yesterday evening after a…

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Rolling on the Mekong River

Today’s forecast: 36ยฐC, smoky ๐Ÿ”ฅ Mosquito bite tally: Still 5! Waking up to a smoky sunrise We stayed the night in the border town of Chiang Khong as we approached our entry into Laos. A quiet afternoon and evening was spent preparing for our upcoming trip on the Mekong River slow boat, enjoying a final…

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Soaking up the sights in Spain

As there’s less than a month until my next big trip, I thought that I’d take the time to reminisce on the place where I caught my travel bug: Spain. I went to Spain for the first time way back in 2015, so I’m really digging into my brain to bring back these memories. I…

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