Earlier this summer, when things were all doom and gloom on the tiny house and I had just finished my masters degree program, we decided we were in desperate need of a trip. After weeks of research, Tish found an incredible deal on flights to Iceland which were too good to pass up (note: this is how they get you!).
Since we had booked an extra few days in Cusco to acclimate we had time to do a lot of exploring before the trek. For our second day in Cusco we did a full day tour of the Sacred Valley. Evelyn, our guide from Peruvian Local Friend, picked us up early Saturday morning for our hour long drive to our first stop: Chinchero! Continue reading “Peru Day 4: Sacred Valley Tour”
After spending two nights in Lima, we woke up ready for our flight to Cusco. While Tonya took a walk down to the beach, Tish and I took the opportunity to get some work done while we still had a hotel with “reliable” internet. We walked across the street to the local espresso bar we fell in love with and got coffee and a few last empanadas before our taxi picked us up. The flight to Cusco was quick and painless, when we landed our local Kandoo Adventures contact was there to pick us up and take us to our hotel and recommended Marcelo Batata for dinner. After settling in a bit, and realizing Tonya and I were definitely feeling “weird” from the altitude, we walked down to the Plaza de Armas, the main square in Cusco, and then headed to dinner. The Plaza de Armas has two huge beautiful Spanish cathedrals (Cusco was the royal city of the Incan people, but when the Spaniards invaded they demolished all Incan temples and build Catholic churches in their place). Continue reading “Peru Day 3: Goodbye Lima, Hello Cusco!”
On our second day in Lima we joined a couple from Atlanta on a biking food tour with Food Walking Tour Peru. We began our ride a block from our hotel in the Miraflores district and rode through two other districts: Barranco and Chorrillos.
Tish and I landed in Lima at 6 a.m. and met Tonya (who had landed at midnight) in the airport. We took a taxi to our hotel where we attempted to recover from 24 hrs of no sleep. Lots of coffee and a little breakfast were consumed, we took a shower to get rejuvenated and then headed out to meet our tour guide for the Free Walking Tour.