I arrived safely in Cusco on Monday morning after flying through the Andes from Arequipa. It’s only an hour flight so the plane stays nice and close to the mountain peaks!
It’s hard to believe it’s already been over a month since I left Chicago. I move on to Cusco tomorrow morning and after calling Arequipa home for the past 5 weeks, there are some things I will miss (and a few I won’t).
Last weekend I was fortunate enough to be able to go on a 3 day trek in Colca Canyon, which is Peru’s Grand Canyon – only deeper and with varying landscapes, such as desert &
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.