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Ciao Peru!

It’s hard to believe I’ve already been in Peru for over two months. I head to Costa Rica tomorrow and will be saying “hasta luego” to South America. I’ve had some highs and lows in this country. My time here has certainly been unforgettable. I’ve hiked through a canyon and mountains and seen an Ancient […]

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Guide to Cusco (+ Some Inca Things)

I’ve been in Cusco for one week and I love it here! The town is so cute and there are so many things to do. It’s really beautiful here. The Plaza des Armas is gorgeous and the streets are all cobblestone. I was really surprised by the weather though! Cusco is at 11,200 feet elevation […]

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Ninos Hotel: Where I’m Staying + Why I’m Obsessed with It

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 was actually really pretty. I was picked up at the airport by the Ninos Hotel – where I am renting an apartment for […]

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Machu Picchu and the Sacred Inca Trail

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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 sounded really official and intimidated me right off the bat. The trail is 26 miles long and the “traditional” trek takes 4 days, […]

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Peru, Week 12: Adios, Pachamamas!

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Week Twelve Cusco, Peru Tomorrow is my last day at Casa Mantay. It’s hard to believe. The girls are my amigas, and I am sad to say goodbye to them and  their kids. I’ve totally bonded with them. My Spanish has become bueno enough that we can tell jokes and laugh together – which is […]

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