If our first day in the Amazon was exciting, the remaining time we enjoyed there wasn’t any less! And this video is a proof of that: Day 2 Life in the Amazon starts at dawn: this applies whether you are a local or a visitor! With a 6AM … more »
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The beauty of traveling in Peru is that, within the same country, there are such diverse areas as the coast, the highlands (Andes) and the jungle (Amazon). Until last year, whenever I’d think of the Amazon, I’d immediately picture a region within Brazil. Although it is true that the vast … more »
This hotel offers a perfect (and extremely rare) combination of lovely place to stay at, while contributing to a great social cause. I’d be happy to stay here considering the proceeds of every stay go towards an organization called The Ninos Unidos Peruanos Foundation that deals with unprivileged local kids. But … more »
The city of Puno, in Peru, in one of the most popular points of departure to explore Lake Titicaca. Nestled up high in the Andes, this lake is shared between Peru and Bolivia, and it’s the biggest in South America. Not surprisingly, being at the shore of the lake and … more »
Chicago is a great city to hang out. A lot of live music, restaurants, art: this is metropolitan life at its best! The same exact feeling applies to Chicago Getaway Hostel, where we stayed at during the time we spent in Chicago. The moment you enter the spacious lobby of … more »
To visit the Peruvian side of the Amazon, we arrived in the jungle city of Iquitos and spent some time in town before going into the wild. La Casa Fitzcarraldo was our base to explore the biggest city within the Amazon and we spent a few days, no more no … more »
It’s funny how your style of travel can change as you spend more time on the road. When we quit our jobs in September 2011 to start traveling full-time, we started calling ourselves “backpackers”. In fact, we were more than that: we were “backpackers on a budget”. I remember one … more »
As chocolate lovers it was a pleasure to learn how to make our own chocolate. Peru is a very large producer of cocoa beans and I am glad we did this workshop in a place that feels like “the real deal”. If we would have done it somewhere else, far … more »
Pisac is known to be a spiritual destination in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, in Peru. When arriving in the Valley, even if you fly directly into the city of Cusco, Pisac is a perfect town to spend a few days and get yourself acclimatized before getting too physically … more »
Famous for the ancient Nasca Lines in the desert, Nasca in Peru is a dry dusty city where Hotel Nasca Oasis stands out for it’s green and fresh set-up. This hostel is built in “hacienda” style: there is the main building where the reception, restaurant, and lounge area are … more »