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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 something from 30 years ago, or comment on how much things had changed since she had been here last. One morning we were on a mission to find …


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 …


Machu Picchu!

If you missed it, find out how we got here on Day 4 of our Salkantay Trek! Ok, here we are. After …


Seat of the Inca Empire

One of the coolest things about Cusco is its role as the capital of the Inca Empire. Great pains have been taken …


High and Mighty Cusco

Erik and I arrived in Cusco just the day before my mother was due to arrive, but even with little initial exploring …