Month: May 2012

How to Go 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, all 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...

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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 survived 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. Having seen more of the world than most people would in a life time, I am grateful and hope that I inspire you to do what you love most



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