From Santa Teresa to Aguas Calientes

Getting to Machu Picchu, Pt 2: from Santa Teresa to Aguas Calientes

Note: this trip took place around February/March 2009. Although I believe the info is useful, you should be aware that things (even if prices) might have changed. Resuming from part 1: So… five people and two flashlights, the train tracks which

From Santa Teresa to Aguas Calientes

Getting to Machu Picchu, Pt 2: from Santa Teresa to Aguas Calientes

Note: this trip took place around February/March 2009. Although I believe the info is useful, you should be aware that things (even if prices) might have changed. Resuming from part 1: So… five people and two flashlights, the train tracks which

Murga (La Boca)

La Murga: drums at the ready!

Being very interested in music, one of the things I found most fascinating while traveling in SA was the wide range of African influences which have been mixed over the centuries and resulted in some of the most interesting forms

Murga (La Boca)

La Murga: drums at the ready!

Being very interested in music, one of the things I found most fascinating while traveling in SA was the wide range of African influences which have been mixed over the centuries and resulted in some of the most interesting forms

La Paz

Nuestra Señora de La Paz, Bolivia

How many “peluquerías” (hairdressers) are there in Calle Santa Cruz? How many “panes con palta” can you eat for breakfast? How many times do you hear “ya” per day? Well, you’ve got to love La Paz.

La Paz

Nuestra Señora de La Paz, Bolivia

How many “peluquerías” (hairdressers) are there in Calle Santa Cruz? How many “panes con palta” can you eat for breakfast? How many times do you hear “ya” per day? Well, you’ve got to love La Paz.

From Cusco to Santa María

Getting to Machu Picchu, Pt 1: from Cusco to Santa Teresa

After a few days in Cuzco, we (me and the Polish I’d previously met in Guayaquil, Ecuador – readthis) decided to finally leave town, on the way to Machu Picchu.

From Cusco to Santa María

Getting to Machu Picchu, Pt 1: from Cusco to Santa Teresa

After a few days in Cuzco, we (me and the Polish I’d previously met in Guayaquil, Ecuador – readthis) decided to finally leave town, on the way to Machu Picchu.

Cusco, Perú

Getting to Machu Picchu: introduction

A “3 in 1″ kind of post Alright, as promised I’m going to start posting a cheap way to do the journey to Machu Picchu. All the information I’ll share was acquired in March 2009 through personal experience and talking

Cusco, Perú

Getting to Machu Picchu: introduction

A “3 in 1″ kind of post Alright, as promised I’m going to start posting a cheap way to do the journey to Machu Picchu. All the information I’ll share was acquired in March 2009 through personal experience and talking

rooftops / Qosqo

Rooftops, Cusco

The Killke occupied the region before the arrival of the Incas. They built the astonishing fortress of Saqsayhuamán around 1100 AD, along with its roads and irrigation systems. Approximately one century later, the Incas would settle in the region and

rooftops / Qosqo

Rooftops, Cusco

The Killke occupied the region before the arrival of the Incas. They built the astonishing fortress of Saqsayhuamán around 1100 AD, along with its roads and irrigation systems. Approximately one century later, the Incas would settle in the region and

El charango

On South American music: the Charango

Photo: Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia While traveling in South America I became aware of this refreshing sound which was news to me. The instrument was the “charango” and I completely fell in love with it.

El charango

On South American music: the Charango

Photo: Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia While traveling in South America I became aware of this refreshing sound which was news to me. The instrument was the “charango” and I completely fell in love with it.