Oh Cusco, how I love you: your terracotta tiled roofs, bright blue skies, your creaky and windy streets, even your pain in the ass resbalosa staircase that left me stopping to catch my breath every three steps. At an altitude of 3400 meters above sea level, heading to Cusco a day after my soroche adventure in the Colca Canyon probably wasn’t the best idea, but it’s where I found myself on Boxing Day. Luckily, the landlady at the Hostal Resbalosa took superb care of me making sure I had plenty of coca tea and water, giving me a fantastic room with a view of the city that I could look at from the comfort of my bed.Read More
When I decided to visit the Colca Canyon during my stay in Arequipa, I had no idea what lay in store for me. The trip I chose was a 2-day excursion that I thought would be “easy”, compared to the other adventure-focused options. Thank god I did, as I was walloped with altitude sickness four hours into the trip, and would spend the better part of the next ten days recovering from its effects. Despite this, this trip was one of the most amazing things I have ever done.Read More
I spent Christmas
2012 2011 travelling around Peru. I arrived in Lima on December 14th, and was lucky enough to see several cities’ nativity sets and Christmas tree displays. If there’s one thing Peruvians seem to love, it’s full on blingy, tinsely, Christmas décor and I absolutely LOVED every second of it.