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Urubamba + Machu Picchu.

After Uyuni, I was in need of some luxury- like a hot shower. We got all of that and more at Tambo Del Inka in Urubamba. 926 more words

Aguas Calientes - gateway to Macchu Picchu, Peru

Macchu Picchu is a must do destination for any traveller to Peru.  Its quite simply spectacular, and I’ll be sure to do a post about that in future.   223 more words


Day twenty-seven/twenty-eight: Cusco and Sacred Valley

This morning we spot children in the hotel! Actual children. Blonde haired, English speaking children the same age as ours! Hallelujah! I’m sure my reaction was something akin to the child catcher (poor kids) as I bellowed “CHILDREN!”  745 more words

Family Travel

The Best Thing About Santa Teresa - Journey in Peru

It will never be said about Santa Teresa that ‘the best thing about it is the road out of it’. This is a figure of speech used in Ireland when poking fun at a rival towns-land. 833 more words


Machu Picchu

Aguascaliente isn’t my favorite place in the world. It’s a tourist trap with Bob Marley playing everywhere. But hey, suck it up ‘cause you definitely want to see Machu Picchu! 140 more words

Stories For Strangers

The Train to Machu Picchu

Due to the nearly 8,000 foot altitude, ever-shifting earth, and popularity of Machu Picchu, getting to this Unesco World Heritage Site has its challenges.  Located deep in the Andes Mountains of southern Peru, your best bet for getting there is by train. 254 more words


Bullfight in Ollantaytambo

I studied abroad in Peru winter of 2012 to observe the effects of tourism on the country’s culture and economy. I went with a group of about ten students, stayed approximately two weeks, and spent the majority of the trip in Cusco, the historical capitol of Peru. 1,475 more words