Working in the Peruvian Jungle

Blindly, we got into the car with the license plate which matched our instructions. Besides knowing that we were going somewhere about four hours away towards the Brazilian border and we were going to be helping build cabins, we had no clue what we were in for - it was all part of the adventure. We got…

Machu Picchu, Inca City – Part 2 : Machu Picchu 

Our last day had arrived and it was time to lay our eyes on the great Machu Picchu. The town of Aguas Calientes was silent - it was 4am and only a few dogs roamed the streets in search of an early morning meal. When we arrived we were first in line at the bus…

Machu Picchu, Inca City – Part One: The Salkantay Hike

It was 4am and we were up and waiting to catch a mini bus to start our hike to Machu Picchu. We had booked a slightly different version of the classic Salkantay Trek and were super excited to start. Our hike was 5 days and involved altitudes of up to 4650m above sea level, so…

Hiking a Canyon deeper than the Grand Canyon – The Colca Canyon, Peru

Most people don't know that besides the famous Machu Picchu, Peru boasts the Colca Canyon which is deeper the Grand Canyon! Only a couple of hours drive from the city of Arequipa (Peru's second largest city, after Lima) one can access this amazing sight.  Many tourists come to Arequipa simply to visit the beautiful city.…

From Meeting a Drug Trafficker to Riding on the World’s Most Dangerous Road – La Paz, Bolivia

Anyone who goes to Bolivia will most likely head to the large tourist city of La Paz, and for us it was where I would spend my birthday. La Paz is a busy city filled with local markets all the way to giant shopping malls. The streets are full of local vendors and I'm not sure if…