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October 2013


A Day Hike to Laguna Churup

The first thing we did when arriving in Huaraz was to visit travel agencies to book the Santa Cruz trek, a spectacular 4-day hike through remote mountain valleys between towering white-capped peaks. But the next group wasn’t leaving for a few days, so we had some time to kill. Whatever …


Local Communities on Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca not only has a funny name, but it’s the highest commercially navigable lake in the world. In addition, various local indigenous communities make their home on its several islands (including some that are man-made!) Pretty much everyone in Puno offers multi-day boat tours to the islands, including homestays …


Yo Quiero Inca Wall

One of the really neat parts about being in Cusco with my mother was that every once in awhile she would remember …


A Salty Treat

Feeling pretty comfortable with the combi system we decided to visit the salt pans at Salineras de Maras, near Chinchero. I think …


Gringos in Chinchero

After much debate on how to spend my Mother’s last week in Peru, we all decided that a tour around the sacred …