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Cusco, Peru

Dear Cusco, You have my heart. You are the exception to my “I hate cities” rule. I had been waiting for a long time to reach Cusco, and this would be my introduction to Peru as a whole. This area of the world has been calling my name for a long time, with many treks […]

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The (UNGUIDED) Guide On The Salkantary Trek: How To Trek To MACHU PICCHU – FO’ FREE!

The (Unguided) Guide on the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu: Ahhhh, Machu Picchu. One of the (new) 7 wonders of the world. An ancient, Incan civilization built in the 15th century, but only discovered by the modern world in 1911 (kind of). Approximately 200 homes and temples built entirely of stone, resting on the edge of a mountainside, […]

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PILPINTUWASI: SIX WEEKS AT AN ANIMAL RESCUE IN THE AMAZON JUNGLE

We slowly approached the wooden dock on the beach. “Bienvenidos a Padre Cocha” read the big white letters on the hill. 20 foot collectivo boats lined the shore. People got on and off, carrying groceries and cargo they had purchased in Iquitos. Others stood still, staring and laughing at me as I tried not to lose my balance […]

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A Journey Through The Amazon: How To Get To Iquitos (I’M ON A BOAT)

Iquitos, Peru is the largest city in the world that is not accessible by road. This leaves two options for your arrival: by plane or by boat. Without knowing this, I accepted a volunteer position at an animal rescue outside of Iquitos – so naturally, this caused some hiccups when I started planning my arrival. Flights […]

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The (Unguided) Guide to the Santa Cruz Trek & Laguna 69

Huaraz, Peru is an up-and-coming destination for hikers, trekkers, and adventure-seekers alike. You may not have heard of it before (I hadn’t), but it will come highly recommended from all travelers in this area – known for its mountain ranges, glaciers, lagunas and more. The Plaza de Armas is small, but pretty – featuring an old, historic church and artisan market […]

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