I made it to Machu Picchu via the Inca Trail and it was, hands down, one of the coolest things I’ve ever done.The Inca Trail begins near Ollytantambo at Kilometer 82.
This experience begins and ends in tears. As a disclaimer: things really have been going well here. I have seen all the Inca ruins within a 20 mile vicinity and I love going to hang with my favorite Pachamamas every day.
Week Eleven Cusco, Peru I learned about Pachamama this week. The Incas worshipped her as a benevolent, giving fertility goddess who embodies the mountains, looks over planting and harvesting, and even causes earthquakes.
Week Eight Cusco, Peru I arrived safely in Cusco after flying through the Andes from Arequipa. It’s only an hour flight so the plane stays nice and close to the mountain peaks.
Week Four Arequipa, Peru The orphanage is looking (and smelling) so much better. I’m so extremely happy! Over the past two weeks, I’ve spent about 4 hours a day on each room in the house – scrubbing down every wall, crib, floor and surface I can get my hands on.
Week Two Arequipa, Peru Two muy bueno things happened: Supplies: Some other volunteers & I were able to load up on cleaning supplies and other necessary items for the orphanage.