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 […]

Continue Reading

I Kinda Wish I Was an Inca: Sacred Valley + Inca Ruins

Last weekend I was able to visit the Inca Ruins and the Sacred Valley which is between Cusco and Machu Picchu. Most of the farming in Peru is done here because it’s very lush and green. Naively, I came to Peru thinking that Machu Picchu was the one and only big Inca ruin and that […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

Things I Will Miss (And Not Miss) About Arequipa, Peru


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). Things I Will Miss About Arequipa: BK’s Ice Cream Stand     […]

Continue Reading