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Arequipa, Peru

Streets of Arequipa, Peru

As I stepped into Arequipa, Peru, I sensed a journey filled with history, culture, and adventure awaiting me. Nestled amidst the Andes Mountains, Arequipa beckoned with its colonial charm and intriguing past, promising an adventure like no other. Arequipa, Peru Arequipa, Peru The narrow cobblestone streets of Arequipa whispered tales of centuries gone by at every...

Ollantaytambo, Peru, South America

Ollantaytambo in Peru, South America

Discovering Ollantaytambo’s Rich History Nestled within the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Ollantaytambo is a treasure trove of history, culture, and natural beauty. Let’s embark on a journey through this enchanting town, where every cobblestone street tells a story, and every ancient ruin whispers secrets of the past. Ollantaytambo, Peru, South America...

Visiting Cusco, Peru

Visiting Cusco, Peru

Cusco is a stop for anyone heading to Macchu Picchu, and this is where I spent a few days before and after going there. It’s an absolutely beautiful place to visit. It’s great to get lost in among narrow streets, you have to be mindful of altitude. It’s takes time to get acclimatized, but once you do, it fun to explore it. There are large numbers of...

Visit to Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca Near Puno, Peru

Visit to Uros Islands on Lake Titicaca Near Puno, Peru

During my trek across Peru, I briefly visited Uros Islands, located a short boat ride from Puno. This place is home to Uru or Uros, an indigenous people of Peru and Bolivia. They live on approximately – and still growing – 120 self-fashioned floating islands on Lake Titicaca near Puno. It was an exciting and unusual experience, but I am thankful for...

Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, Peru

Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, Peru

If you cannot or simply don’t want to take a trek across Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, there is always a train option. Trains from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, Peru, take around 1h 31m and cover a distance of approximately 43 km. There are two services currently available, one by PeruRail and Inca Rail; I took PeruRail. It was a comfortable trip in spacious...

Amazon (Tambopata National Reserve), Peru

Amazon (Tambopata National Reserve), Peru

There was a place on my bucket list, Amazon Rainforest. Of course, nowadays there are more tourist-friendly options to do it without not putting lives in danger and still seeing a bit of jungle. Taking a long boat from Puerto Maldonado deep into Amazon Boats parked at the lodge in Amazon (Tambopata National Reserve), Peru When in Peru, I spent a couple of days at the...