The Incas lived in style

Magestic, peaceful, awe inspiring. Machupicchu is one world heritage site that will really leave you satisfied, calm and charged with positive energy, especially if you have the pleasure of sitting on one of the terraces, looking out onto the site as the sun gently dips behind the mountains. Today we learned about this lost city and all its temples and …

Coca tea

Not your Grandma’s bush tea

Before coming to Peru I was aware of the effects the change in altitude could cause. I was also aware of the local cure for such effects. You can find coca leaves at every tourist trap in the area, and you’ll see people tuck the small green leaves into their cheek like tobacco. For the more ladilike way of warding …

Peruvian feast

When in Peru…

What you’re looking at is a culinary wonderland, Peruvian style. I couldn’t wait to try some of these delicacies, hence the sparse plate in front, so you’ll just have to use your imagination for what it looked like before. On the front plate you will see some scrumptious round boiled potatoes lightly sprinkled with local Maras salt. Behind the plump …

The sacred valley in peru

Hola Peru!

After three flights and about three hours sleep, I finally made it to my destination, and it sure was worth it. First we flew over the Andes Mountains, and then they became the stunning backdrop to an hour drive from Cusco to the Sacred Valley. While some may think the mostly brown landscape with smatterings of greenery leaves much to …