Peru | At Last, Machu Picchu

We woke before dawn, somewhere around 3:40 in the morning, to get ready and leave our bag in storage, then queue up at the bus line to the Machu Picchu park. As the buses didn’t start running until 5am (well after the sun comes up in Peru), we had quite a wait, but were soon standing eagerly at the park entrance. Once through the gates, we ushered ourselves past the first wave of people and got a rare glimpse of Machu Picchu in her morning radiance,... Read More

Peru | Loving Cusco

For the Incas, Cusco was considered the navel of the world, and I can truly see why. What Cusco lacks in cleanliness and structure, it surely makes up for through charisma – the city is a bustling cluster of energy and friendliness, certain to make even the most experienced traveler excited. We are continuously awed by the variety of architecture and beauty of the valley it’s nestled in – and, unsurprisingly, finding it difficult... Read More