The Alpamayo Circuit Trek is one of the most beautiful long distance hikes in the world. For me, the Alpamayo Trek is slightly more stunning, and more remote than it’s more famous cousin, the Cordillera Huayhuash Circuit. In my mind, Alpamayo rivals even the pristine peaks of Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit in grandeur and scale. This... Continue Reading →
An insiders guide to the Sacred Valley of Peru with what to do, where to go, what to eat, and the best hikes and events in the valley.
A 9 day trail guide for trekkers interested in hiking the Cordillera Huayhuash Solo, based on an October 2015 solo trek.
If you're trying to plan a two week trip to Peru but aren't sure what to do after Machu Picchu, look no further. Get an outline for a day by day two week itinerary including Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Arequipa, from someone who lived it!
So you want to follow in the footsteps of Joe Simpson from Touching The Void? Or you just want to see some of the most remote mountain wilderness outside of the Himalayas? You're looking for the Huayhuash mountain range. For 10 days during October, 2015, I hiked alone through the Huayhuash Mountain range. For those... Continue Reading →
Food: Chocho Country: Peru Region: Huaraz Flavor: Savory Spice level: 4/10 Meet one of my favorite street foods in the entire world: the Peruvian super food secret - Chocho! What is Chocho? Chocho is probably the healthiest street food I've ever found. Basically, it is a salad made up mostly of the tarwi bean (we'll... Continue Reading →
It turns out that buying a donkey in Peru is not the easiest thing to do. Which, if you have ever been to Peru, may surprise you. Donkeys are everywhere. More ubiquitous than the llama, almost as common as the cow, donkeys are used on every trek and they can be found in every field.... Continue Reading →
I enter the terminal to the sound of men calling out the various destinations. “Cusco! Cusco! Chincero!” “Ollantaytambo!” Occasionally I am noticed and one calls out the name of some nearby tourist destination for the gringa. “Maras! Moray!” But today I am not traveling for pleasure. Today I am heading to a different place, on... Continue Reading →
Ok, It is now the start of my second week living and working in Urubamba, Peru. My brain is a little tired from using Spanish, even though I am able to use English at home. Every day, all around me is Spanish. This is good, this is great. I can feel myself learning every day.... Continue Reading →