From hiking on our own through the former Incan Empire to climbing and ziplining through the Andes Mountains to embarking on a guided trek of one of the most scenic hikes in the world — I could not have asked for a more beautiful or fun first time in Peru.
Thanks to all the kind Peruvian people I met along the way, too.
The only thing I’m surprised about is why more people don’t travel to Peru.
One of my favourite cities on the planet to visit is Cusco, the cultural capital of Peru. The vibrant streets are covered in markets selling products like coca leaves and cuy (Guinea pigs) from villagers dressed in colorful outfits. Many of the buildings still show their ancient Inca construction with fitted stone blocks and their are many secrets hidden below.
Hoje estou saindo de Cusco, uma cidade que vai me deixar muita saudade, por sua beleza, por sua harmonia, pelas pessoas que conheci aqui e suas histórias, pelas amizades, pelas festa e especialmente por sua cultura.
Obrigado #cusco por me proporcionar essa experiencia. •
1 272 hours ago
Spent the day wandering one of the wonders of the world - it was as magical as I imagined it would be
2019 vs 2015… old habits die hard 🚐
Peruvian Andes vs the Philippines highlands, both are so pretty it is almost a pity to sit in your minivan, right? Yes, you see a lot more on top of your bus, but I guess there is a reason you are supposed to sit inside….
↠ Peru, Salkantay trek day 3: got hit (hard) by a branch in the face… 💥🌿 close call.
↠ The Philippines, jeepney from Banaue to Sagada: after 2 hours in the sun the beers were finished and we burned, bad 🔥☀️
Does not matter, we will probably end up on top of a vehicle again, it's worth the risk🙈 (Had a nice little trip down memory lane finding this foto from 2015 as well)
Any advice on where to have our next bus adventure? Please let us know below!↡
1 343 hours ago
❄️ Pay attention to the stories that you tell yourself. 👏 Once again, I’m here to say it for myself and for all y’all in the back telling yourself slanderous nonsense. Watch the way you talk to yourself and the way you let your hurt feelings spin stories.
Something happened last weekend that really bummed me out and reminded me of times in Texas with similarly hurt feelings. Before I could stop myself I was already spinning stories about why what happened was probably something to with me. I probably wasn’t good enough or friendly enough. Or “oh no. Did I say something wrong?” And from there the spiral of runaway stories continued.
In reality what happened likely had nothing to do with me. There are tons of factors at play that are impossible for us to see when we are so wrapped up in our own self-obsession/neurosis.
Grabbing ahold of those wild thoughts is not easy, they pop into our heads and run amok causing anxiety here and hurt feelings there; crashing through our consciousness until we can reel them in and decipher reality from insecurity. It’s a practice I’ll be working on for the foreseeable future.
📷 Tricky photo again here; still not Alaska. I think I’m going to just recycle all my cold-toned photos from South America till I have ample AK photos to bombard y’all with. This one is from Pastoruri glacier in the north of Peru. ❄️ My first glacier! I’m definitely hoping to see a few more up close and personal this summer.
(2/2) Tenía un tic, se mordía el labio inferior cuando estaba ansiosa, esto iba acompañado de un apacible cambio de tono en su voz, y que al escucharla hablar, hasta el más duro titán se quebraría al instante. Era la persona más noble y tenaz que había conocido hasta ese entonces, su temple al enfrentarse a las injusticias, y su amor y delicadeza al proteger a los indefensos, hicieron que una vez más creyera en el amor.
–Se incorpora–, mientras abre los ojos esboza una sonrisa, se queda todo en silencio unos segundos, solo las agujas del reloj marcan su paso. De pronto, con una voz suave y tierna, cual locutor al leer una carta de confesión en una radio local, enuncia: “Hay algo que no dije… o quizá sí, bueno, por si lo has olvidado va de nuevo, ¡GRACIAS! por todos y cada uno de tus momentos de batalla y cordura, de risas y penas, de tropiezos y tinos, por tu tiempo y amor..., gracias tan buenos momentos.
On your trip to Cusco, don’t forget to visit the incredible Salar de Maras 😁 You will discover how the local people use ancestral techniques to remove the salt from this place. You will also learn about the Qoripujio mountain which is the source of the salt water which fills these manmade pools 😉 Who would you like to travel to this place with?” #TouristInformationCenter#Cusco
En tu viaje a Cusco, no olvides visitar Ollantaytambo, en está ciudad dirigite al increíble Salar de Maras 😁 Descubrirás como los pobladores del lugar usan técnicas ancestrales para sacar el salar de este lugar. Además te enterarás de la montaña Qoripujio que es el que provee de agua salada a este lugar 😉 ¿Con quién te gustaría viajar a este lugar?