As the sun sets on an ordinary night, why not take a hike to a 16,000-foot-glacier? This annual pilgrimage for the Lord of Qoyllur Rit’i is an intriguing blend of Catholicism and paying homage to nature deities.
If you’re on a budget or short on a time, but don’t want to miss out on the ancient world wonder, there is a cheap and quick way to visit Machu Picchu for about $100.
As we left civilization to enter the mysterious world of the Amazon jungle we had high hopes of seeing a wild capybara in its natural habitat.
If you are bussing from Peru to Chile, Arequipa is certainly a worthwhile detour. From Cusco you can catch a bus to Arequipa, and then another bus to Tacna on the border of Chile. At Tacna you can get a taxi that will take you across the Chilean border to Arica. Beware of overstaying your Peruvian Visa, or …
So another few weeks have passed, and in an effort to remember and appreciate everything I do in Cusco, I figured it was time to write another post summing up the daily going-ons of my life here.
So the last few weeks have been eventful for both me and Peru. First there was la huelga (the strike), I ventured to Urubamba for Carnaval, and I started teaching.
I truly did not know what to expect when I began my 20 hour journey to Cusco, but those are always my favorite adventures.