Posts Tagged: peru

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

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

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.

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.

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

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, 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, 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

Ghosts, shadows and fog

I’ve been wanting to post practical information on how to get to Machu Picchu on a small budget (also as in, forget about the Inca Trail – unless you really want to do it!), but I haven’t been finding the time.

Ghosts, shadows and fog

I’ve been wanting to post practical information on how to get to Machu Picchu on a small budget (also as in, forget about the Inca Trail – unless you really want to do it!), but I haven’t been finding the time.

Hemingway vs Llama: a dramatic short story

Photo taken on the way up to Huayna Picchu, Perú (see more about this here) “Inca llamas. Greedy heights, heavenly grass.” Another user commented about this on one of my previous entries, and I emphasize the feeling. When I entered Machu

Hemingway vs Llama: a dramatic short story

Photo taken on the way up to Huayna Picchu, Perú (see more about this here) “Inca llamas. Greedy heights, heavenly grass.” Another user commented about this on one of my previous entries, and I emphasize the feeling. When I entered Machu

A backpacker’s glance over Cuzco

If you’re  in – or planning a trip to – Peru, it could be considered a “traveling sacrilege” not spending (at the very least) a couple of days in Cuzco. Much more than just a check-point on the way to Aguas Calientes

A backpacker’s glance over Cuzco

If you’re  in – or planning a trip to – Peru, it could be considered a “traveling sacrilege” not spending (at the very least) a couple of days in Cuzco. Much more than just a check-point on the way to Aguas Calientes