Met a young German fellow onmy kast day in Arequipa… he asked me if Machu Picchu was on my “Bucket List”… I told him I don’t have a ‘bucket list’… I actually don’t have a list… he grinned responded with an “Accomplishment List'” then maybe?
Arrived in Arequipa at 5 am . Dropped off near my accommodation and was given a cozy place to rest while my room was being done.
I had a long debate … yes with myself, nobody else around …. the Amazon or Arequipa… couldn’t do both. Arequipa won. Continue reading “One Night Bus… Lake … Two Night Buses”
It’s 7 am… we’ve passed the checkpoint, scrambled up the rocks to the sun gate… we’ve made it! Continue reading “Are we there yet?”
Hola Hola … Wakey Wakey
The morning greeting from our guide and official butt kicker, Elias.
Waking in the wee hours of the morning was tough, climbing and descending the stairs was tough, removing the hikers from sore tired feet was tough… Continue reading “Inka Trail: Stairs, Stars, Steller Food”
Must have been a slight shift in the toilet universe, as it seemed they were the reason i’d get either get lost or separated from my group.
Machu Picchu … the goal, the diamond, the reward. However, the 45km journey to get there was priceless
In the town of Nazca there are several engineering feats that have survived earthquakes, howling winds and climate change., but couldn’t survive modern day Hwy planners… the Pan American Hwy was built dissecting the lines.
Maybe because in order to see them, you need to fly above them… and I wasn’t going to do that. Continue reading “I said I wasn’t going to fly”
4 hours from Lima is a playground full of sand.
In the middle of all this sand is an oasis , Hucachina (pronounced Wokachina).