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Lake Titicaca

Welcome to another Peru hostel roundup! Previously I’ve reviewed accommodation options in Iquitos, Lima, and Huacachina, and dedicated another edition entirely to Cusco. This week, I’m introducing my favorite Peruvian party hostel as well as the best hostel breakfast I had in the country. Wild Rovers in Arequipa I may not have been a fan of the…

I’m off taking a real vacation in the only place possible: one without wifi. While I lock away my computer and play on the beach for two days, I asked my dear friend and Peru travel buddy Zoe Norvell to fill in for me. At this point in my life: I can’t be bothered with taking…

WHOA THERE WAIT A SECOND! Phew. I thought you were about to click out of the page there for a minute, because I know from my recent reader survey that these roundups are pretty polarizing — some of you love ’em, some of you hate ’em. I tried to use your feedback to improve this roundup…

Puno Day

I could have left Lake Titicaca on November 5th feeling satisfied — nay, overjoyed — with our time there. So far, Zoe and I had stayed in a unique and beautiful lakeside hotel, and explored the colorful and rural areas surrounding it. But there was another treat awaiting us — catching the final, jubilant day of…

Lake Titicaca

Titilaka was beautiful enough that I could spent our entire three nights there within the walls of the hotel, content never to leave its many stylish rooms. So you can imagine then, that the surroundings were pretty spectacular in order to drag me out of my relaxation coma in order to explore. Titilaka has two levels…

Happy Thanksgiving to my US-based readers! I’m incredibly depressed to be spending the holidays away from my family, so if you need me I’ll be spending the day eating a turkey sandwich, making pathetic attempts at streaming the Macy’s Day Parade, and sobbing into Skype.  Something I’m thankful for this year? The fact that my job…

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…