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#20: Arequipa & the Colca Canyon – Peru

5th-12th October 2018 Two weeks spent in the desert and now here I was, back in the highlands again. And not only in the highlands but in yet another historic UNESCO city. And of all of them, this was probably the most charming so far. Its central plaza was a large space, filled with colourfulContinue reading “Travelblog SA#20: Arequipa & the Colca Canyon – Peru”

Travelblog SA#17: Hiking the Cordillera Blanca (Santa Cruz Trek) – Peru

20th-22nd September 2018 I didn’t sleep too well the night before leaving. Partly because I knew I had to get up early, and I think I was also excited and a little nervous too. I have done high-altitude treks before (such as Langtang Valley in Nepal and, more recently, the Quilotoa Loop) but during those,Continue reading “Travelblog SA#17: Hiking the Cordillera Blanca (Santa Cruz Trek) – Peru”