Month: May 2012

Getting to Machu Picchu Options

Getting to Machu Picchu Now seriously, just because you won’t half kill yourself, doesn’t mean you’re not gonna find Machu Picchu magnificent. Why do I say this? Because when you are in Cuzco, everyone is talking about doing some kind of trek getting to Machu Picchu. I don’t mean to walk the the Inca Trail. But all this obsession of trekking, you almost forget that they already built a railway that makes getting to Machu Picchu without sweating. At first, I’d even feel a bit embarrassed to say that I’m going to train it instead of trailing it. Then I thought, what the hell? This is my trip! Inca Trail or NO trail at all I would do the Inca Trail because of its historical value, but as I mentioned in the previous post, I didn’t know you have to book it way in advance. It’s not on my bucket list to walk it, but if I have the chance to do it in the future, I would. But now that I’m in Cusco, I don’t have to give in to any of the alternative treks. Ok maybe I’m a bit jaded at this time with the Colca Canyon trek fresh on my mind (and jelly legs).  Just saying that I cable car’d to The Great Wall of China, bussed to Petra in Jordan and they were still absolutely grand. Plus, getting to Machu Picchu, you would...

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The Incas and Machu Picchu

Of course I’m going to Machu Picchu, even perhaps do The Inca Trail. That’s the plan, sort of. But if you’ve followed me a bit on my round the world trip, you’d have found that my travel plans are as solid as the wind. So I was ignorantly surprised to find that I needed to book the Inca Trail about 4 months ahead. But then again, maybe I’m not really too keen to walk for 4 days on a hard winding trail. I’m actually really conflicted on this. On one end, I’d really want to do it for the historical...

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How I survive the Colca Canyon Trek in Arequipa

Colca Canyon is a canyon in the Colca River in southern Peru. It is located about 100 miles (160 kilometers) northwest of Arequipa. It is more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the United States 4,160 m. The Colca Valley, our destination, is an Andean valley with towns founded in Spanish Colonial times and formerly inhabited by the Collaguas and the Cabanas. The local people still maintain ancestral traditions and continue to cultivate the pre-Inca stepped terraces.

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The lass who wanders

I travel the world on a quest to live a life not ordinary. Back from an epic trip around the world, which spanned 25 countries across 5 continents in 425 days. So, what’s next when you’ve lived your grandest dream, and you’re not dead? Living to find out.

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