I first started this blog when I quit my job and bought a one way ticket to Costa Rica. My goal was to keep friends and family updated while providing helpful and entertaining advice to fellow travels.
Well, if you’ve been following my blog to keep up with my travels you may have thought ‘oh no she died in Peru!’ Continue reading “My New Year’s Resolution”
After a couple days in Lima I was ready to move on and continue my journey. As I was looking at the best ways to get around I discovered Peru Hop – as the name would imply it’s a Hop on Hop off bus but rather than taking you for a tour around the city it covers some on the country. Continue reading “Peru Hop – From Lima – Arequipa”
It turns out that downtown Lima is not the hot tourist destination you’d think it is (okay – that I thought it would be). Unlike most cities, tourists tend to avoid staying downtown and most flock to the Miraflores neighbourhood. Of course we didn’t learn this until later and so we spent our first two nights at a hotel downtown.
Before heading to Lima I posed the question to my facebook travel friends – “Going to Lima for a couple days – what should I do?” The response – get out of Lima. While Lima may not be as touristy as say Cuzco, there is still enough to keep you busy for a couple days. In no particular order here are my suggestions for Lima: Continue reading “What to do in Lima”
Cuzco is a city based on tourism. There are countless restaurants, souvenir shops, and tourist agencies around town. Be aware though, you will be called into every single one of them. Just ate? That won’t stop every restaurant from calling out at you to come in to their restaurant. Already hiked the Inka trail? Countless people will still try to sell you their tours. Wearing your new llama sweater? Here’s 3 more! Continue reading “Cuzco”
We left Machu Picchu by taking a bus to Aguas Caliente, known for (as the name suggests) it’s hot springs. It’s only 40 minutes from Machu Picchu and is a nice town to stay in after your trek before making the longer journey back to Cuzco. Continue reading “Aguas Caliente”
“Is it hard?” That’s the first question everybody asks when I mention that I did the Inka trail. And the answer to that is yes, I’m not going to lie and say it’s a walk in the park but if I can do it that means most people probably could too. My training was minimal and I’m nowhere near being in the best shape ever. If you’re in relatively good shape you’ll be alright. Continue reading “Everything you need to know about the Inka trail”
If you plan on paying for anything in Peru with American dollars whether it’s for a tour, your hostel or even your cab make sure that you have nice crisp new bills or they probably won’t be accepted. We of course, learned this the hard way. Continue reading “American money in Peru”