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 […]
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.
During 17th century Potosi was probably the most prosperous city in the world. This is mainly because of Cerro de Potosi hill, which was practically made of Silver. What I thought would be a cool experience of going inside an active mine, turned out to be a really sad experience.
The Amazon is as mystical to me as Asia is to the Westerners. Young people today would associate the name to the online mega shop. But when I was a kid, Amazon was this far-away land ruled by all women warriors, the Amazonas. It was this massive jungle where explorers particularly men mysteriously disappear, either eaten or made as slaves. To prove how exotic it was to us, when I told my family that I’m going to the Amazon, my sister made me promise to not get lost in the jungle.
One of the most popular backpacker route of border crossing Panama to Colombia (or vice versa) is the 5 days sailing trip through the stunning islands of San Blas.
A visit to Colombia is not complete without having its coffee. But the best way to experience it is to stay in a coffee farm in the Colombian Coffee Region known as the La Zona Cafetera. Drink, breath and learn coffee.