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Climbing Cotopaxi

Erik has always had a fascination with mountaineering. When I picture climbing a mountain, I think about horrible snow storms, silent plodding for hours in the dark, gasping for breath and all the deaths that occur each year. For these reasons, when Erik brought up mountaineering in Peru, I mentioned …

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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 …

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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 my Mother got another taste of our travel style as I tried to discuss with the driver if we could walk from the drop off point or if …

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Salkantay Trek: Day 4

If you missed it: Day 3 of our Salkantay Trek! After enjoying our evening and having a very restful night, we were all …

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Salkantay Trek: Day 3

If you missed it: Day 2 of our Salkantay Trek! The tents were not waterproof. I had a pretty bad night´s sleep trying …

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Salkantay Trek: Day 2

If you missed it: Day 1 of our Salkantay Trek! After a fitful night of sleep, going crazy scratching the bites on my …

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Salkantay Trek: Day 1

When we planned to visit Machu Picchu, we knew we wanted to do a trek to get there, rather than just take …

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Whangarei Heads Hike

Due to the multitude of local activities, free overnight parking at the Info Site and incredible surroundings, we decided to stay put …