The Ruins of Cusco & The Sacred Valley – Learn From My Mistakes.

I don’t think I saw this region properly.  I don’t often say that.  But considering that the Inca Ruins were among the places that I was most excited to explore in South America, I have to be honest and say that if I ever do it a second time in life, I will do it differently.  Don’t get me wrong, I had a wonderful time and am thrilled that I finally made it here.  But those of you planning your Cusco trips, please learn from my mistakes! Continue reading “The Ruins of Cusco & The Sacred Valley – Learn From My Mistakes.”

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Pumamachay and Incamachay

11smFrom Sucre (click to read about my time in the city), it is possible to venture out of the city to visit breathtaking mountainscapes.  I debated between hiking to see dinosaur footprints, or rock paintings.  I opted for the rock-painting hike, but I would have done both if I had more time. Continue reading “Pumamachay and Incamachay”

Bolivian Jeep Tour, Day 2

24smDay 2, more beauty, more mountains, more deserts, more alpacas, fewer trees, fewer and fewer and fewer signs of life.  I was actually quite astounded by the complete lack of human touch that stretched on for hours and hours, days in fact. Continue reading “Bolivian Jeep Tour, Day 2”

Bolivian Jeep Tour, day 1

12smThe main thing I was looking forward to in Bolivia was the 4 day Jeep trek.  I did not know a ton about it beforehand.  I knew that every traveler I met who was heading to Bolivia, was heading there for this trek.  I also knew I would end up at Salar De Uyuni (the world’s largest salt flat) at some point during the journey.  I do not know exactly what I expected, but I did not expect Bolivia to be filled with so much natural beauty.  My trek from Tupiza to Uyuni was absolutely one of the coolest things I have ever done.  For this post, I will share my experience from Day 1 of 4. Continue reading “Bolivian Jeep Tour, day 1”

Visiting the Provence of Jujuy, Argentina

4smI am sad to report that this is my final blog post of Argentina (for now).  This region has something for everyone.  A big city, a rich historical background, and unimaginable natural beauty.  You can enjoy the hustle and bustle of San Salvador de Jujuy, hike incredible mountain trails, horse-back ride through Pacha Mama (Mother-Nature), salivate over traditional regional foods, be enchanted by the many charming little towns, and feed your knowledge by visiting historical sites.

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Tilcara, Jujuy, Argentina

22smTilcara, Tilcara, Tilcara… Where do I even begin?  I arrived here on the 21st of April with the intention of staying for 3 nights on my way to Bolivia.  A month later, I am begrudgingly preparing to leave this charming little pueblo tomorrow.  This town truly is special, and as many other’s have described it, “magical”. Continue reading “Tilcara, Jujuy, Argentina”

Route 68, from Salta to Cafayate

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If you find yourself in the provence of Salta, Argentina, I suggest you take this beautiful drive between the small town of Cafayate and the Capital city of Salta.  I took a day trip from Salta with my new amigo, Gal.  Cafayate is a lovely little pueblo to wander around and visit local wineries.  But the highlight of this excursion is the road itself.   Continue reading “Route 68, from Salta to Cafayate”

Mendoza, Argentina

18smI had an absolutely fantastic time in Mendoza.  The city itself was a nice, walkable town filled with shops, parks, and the most amazing food market (more like a flea market for various food vendors).  But the reason for visiting Mendoza is not for the city, but rather to see the provence surrounding the city.  Vino.  Mendoza is the Argetinian wine Country. Continue reading “Mendoza, Argentina”

Torres Del Paine

20smWow. Wow wow wow. Torres Del Paine is absolutely a must for adventurers.  Add this to your bucket list – plan your trip and go.  Don’t think twice. Continue reading “Torres Del Paine”