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cusco, peru, South America

Altitude Sickness in Cusco

On our last full day in Peru, I woke up in Cusco feeling like there was a stack of bricks on my chest. We experienced a bit of altitude sickness in Cusco when we were here a few days ago, but this morning was more intense. Erica and I were both…

aguas calientes, peru, South America

Hiking Machu Picchu

I woke up extra early this morning because I was dying to see what it looked like outside. I also wanted to take advantage of our amazing hotel room overlooking this incredible view. I’m going to admit, I didn’t know much about Machu Picchu before today. Of course I’d seen the infamous…

peru, South America, The Sacred Valley

The Sacred Valley: Ollantaytambo

After we finished in Pisac, we drove another hour to Ollantaytambo and visited this town’s archaeological site. When we were pulling into Ollantaytambo, I fell in love with the village. It feels as if you’ve gone back into time when you walk through the streets here. This is where the tour ended for…

peru, South America, The Sacred Valley

The Sacred Valley: Pisac

The continuation of our tour started at 8:30 this morning. We packed a small bag for Machu Picchu and stored our luggage in the hostel. On the way to Ollantaytambo, we stopped about an hour outside of Cusco, in the village of Pisac. The drive there was breathtaking. When we arrived at the…

cusco, peru, South America

Touring Cusco

After a short delay due to poor weather, Erica and I finally landed in Cusco! Leaving the airport, we were approached by tons of taxis begging to take us into town. Of course, offering ridiculous rates.  We finally found someone that would take us to the city center for 20 soles but it…

lima, peru, South America

The Mario Testino Museum | Lima

On Tuesday night I visited my friend Erica to see how she was holding up after her mom sadly passed away last Sunday. She was talking about how it would be nice to get away for a few days. Naturally, I started looking up possible destinations where we could go, to…

eco travel, La Isla De Los Monos, peru, South America

Hasta Luegos

When I boarded my plane home at the beginning of the year, I left Peru feeling very conflicted. Transitioning back to reality was tough and I thought about the island all day, wanting absolutely nothing more but to return to my monkey family. This time around, I’m in a much…

eco travel, La Isla De Los Monos, peru, South America

Wooing Neeko

After witnessing Neeko’s strange attachment to the dirty old shirt hanging in the kitchen, our biggest goal this trip has been to work with Neeko and get him playing and acting like a normal monkey of his age. Since it was literally impossible to pry him away from his post…