Machu Picchu is one of the greatest sites to visit in all of South America. The awesomeness of the Inca ruin can only be understood when you are actually there walking through the ancient city. It’s a very difficult place to take great photos, often cloudy, raining and swarming with tourists. A patient photographer […]
Backpacking travel stories and traveling tips for visiting Peru.
Inti Raymi Festival is the largest festival in Cusco and lasts one full week. The festival takes place during South America’s winter solstice (June 24) and it is in honor of The Sun God which the Inca’s believed to be the most important God of all. To be specific, the Inca’s actually worshiped the sun […]
We initially visited Cuzco with one goal in mind, to trek to Machu Picchu. However, two days before we were scheduled to begin our 5 day journey via the Salkantay trek, they closed one of the most visited archeological sites in the world. Heavy rains caused severe flooding and entire villages were washed away while […]
This photo was taking from our boat as we were approaching Taquile Island on the Peru side of Lake Titicaca.