Dec 8, 2013
If posts were a little sparse this week or comment replies a little late, I have a good excuse — I was back in the jungle. This time, I flew into Puerto Maldonado, a town not far from the Bolivian border. From there, we traveled by boat deep into the rainforest, to what is reputedly the most remote eco-lodge in South America. My time in Iquitos has been a highlight of my travels in Peru thus far, and...
Dec 1, 2013
This week has been a strange one. Anders and I have been kicking around in Lima, where we came to see off the Swedish friends he’s been traveling with and catch tomorrow’s flight to the jungle (I can’t wait!) I’ve been in a funk about spending Thanksgiving away from home and the amount of time I’ve spent indoors on my laptop probably hasn’t helped. I was panicking about...
Nov 24, 2013
This week found me snaking back up the coast towards Lima after finally bidding adios to the Andes. While I appreciated my seven days of staying still and catching up on computer time, I was really ready to get back down to sea level. The altitude had me exhausted and the temperamental weather was driving me mad. One hail-filled night, I actually found myself searching for flights to Thailand – and...
Nov 17, 2013
I know this isn’t the first time I’ve said this, but it feels like a lot more than seven days have passed since I posted the last Photo of the Week. Since then, Zoe and I said goodbye in Arequipa, I ventured into the Colca Canyon and back, I headed back to Cusco, Anders arrived, I went on a Stand Up Paddling Cusco research trip for a freelance piece I’m working on, and I’ve spent...
Nov 10, 2013
This Photo of the Week is a bittersweet one — it marks my third and final week with Zoe.
We spent it in style. After leaving Cusco, we hopped down to Lake Titicaca and spent a few days soaking up the peaceful atmosphere before a serious gear shift to festival mode for Puno Day. We kept up the chaos when we pushed on to a serious party hostel in Arequipa with a birthday celebration that stretched...
Nov 3, 2013
It feels like much more than seven days have passed since the last Photo of the Week! That might have something to do with the face that in that time span we’ve explored Cusco, conquered the famed Inca Trail, and spent a night recovering in Aguas Calientes.
You might be surprised not to see any photos of the Machu Picchu postcard view. On the fourth day of the Inca Trail we arrived at the site to a...
Oct 27, 2013
This week found Zoe and I hopping all over the map — we started with three days in Lima, popped down for two in Huacachina, and then spent a final one in Nazca before boarding an overnight bus bound for Cusco. We’re currently running all over the city — stopping frequently to wheeze from the altitude — getting ready for The Inca Trail. I spent so many years dreaming of Peru, and so...
Oct 20, 2013
I’m reporting live from Lima, where I’ve returned to the land of decent internet connections after eleven days in the jungle. My dear friend Zoe arrived yesterday, marking a new — and super fantastic — chapter in this journey. I’m shivering my buns off, but otherwise enjoying searching out hidden gems across Peru’s overlooked capital.
This week’s photos, from my...