Travelblog SA#23: Machu Picchu & Ollantaytambo – Peru

23rd-24th October 2018, 3 am. That is how early you have to get up to guarantee to be on the first bus to Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes. I felt like a zombie as I put on my shoes and met the others in the lobby. We began the walk to the bus stop. ItContinue reading “Travelblog SA#23: Machu Picchu & Ollantaytambo – Peru”

Travelblog SA#22: Salkantay Trek – Peru

19th-22nd October 2018 The Salkantay Trek is an alternative to the – now, not only very busy but exclusively expensive – Inca Trail. You do not pass by as many ruins along this road but you do get to traverse a wonderful variety of landscapes, including glacial mountains, lakes, cloud forests and even jungles, whilstContinue reading “Travelblog SA#22: Salkantay Trek – Peru”

Travelblog SA#16: Lima & Huaraz – Peru

13th-19th September 2018 After my jaunt into the rainforest, I spent a couple of days relaxing in Iquitos before I left the Amazon behind and boarded a plane for Lima. My time in Peru’s capital was enjoyable but ultimately uneventful. I stayed in Miraflores; a modern district with clean streets and international restaurants. It wasContinue reading “Travelblog SA#16: Lima & Huaraz – Peru”