The Magnificent Machu Picchu and the Journey Home

Machu Picchu

Day 5:  Machu Picchu (“Old Mountain”) Despite getting to sleep rather late and the preceding 4  consecutive days of trekking, we were determined to beat the buses to the gate entrance to Machu Picchu that morning.  With our necessities for … Continue reading

Salkantay: The High Trail to Machu Picchu

After trying pretty much every single trekking company that guides Inca Trail treks for four months, with no avail, we had to look for another option.  Having been mountain biking in La Paz and through the jungle in Brazil and … Continue reading

Titicaca and the Two Faces of Cusco

It was a close call catching the bus to Titicaca (pronounced “tee-tee-ka-ka”) on that nutty morning in La Paz.  We did, however make it, thanks to our stellar taxi driver.  Amid one of the hundred traffic jams our bus sat … Continue reading