Nazca Lines, Peru

The Nazca Lines are a series of pre-Colombian geoglyphs composed of over 300 different figures. The lines were etched into the desert sands, some as wide as 30 meters and as long as 9 kilometers. The windless and dry climate have preserved the lines to be seen today. They were created between 500 BC and … More Nazca Lines, Peru

Lima, Peru

The Barranco neighborhood is the hub of artists and writers, a hippie haven. The street art is incredible, with murals lining nearly every wall. One particularly meaningful mural shows two women’s faces on either side of a tunnel symbolizing support for the gay community. We visited a local natural medicine shop to learn about various … More Lima, Peru

Cuzco, Peru

Cuzco, though it boasts beautiful architecture and many cultural attractions, seemed to get overshadowed quickly by our trek to Macchu Picchu. It warrants its own accolades as the capital of the Inca Empire from the 13th century to 1532. The layout of the city is supposedly in the shape of the sacred puma, with both … More Cuzco, Peru

Inca Trail Trek 2013

Nothing compares to the serenity of peering through the Sun Gate, overlooking the magnificence of Machu Picchu, after a grueling five-day trek. The last section of the climb is incredibly steep, wearing down joints and cartilage that already ache from the precipitous decline the day prior. The arduous trek involves hiking 12-15 km per day. … More Inca Trail Trek 2013