Tag Archives: Peru
Laguna Surf Camp, Mancora, Peru

Máncora: To Go or Not To Go

Go to Máncora. Don’t go to Máncora. I heard both of these sentences so many times while we were in Peru, and the worst part is, I listened to them. For weeks, I casually flip-flopped over whether or not we should stop in Máncora, a notorious ‘party town’ on Peru’s northern coast. Jared and I, […]

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Caballitos of Huanchaco, Peru

Recharging in Huanchaco

I have a confession to make: I don’t think I’m cut out for ongoing travel. It’s hard. Wah-wah, I’m traveling through South America and it’s wearing me down. Okay, hard is probably the wrong word. It’s exhausting. I remember now why I like to travel expat-style, using one place as a base to explore the […]

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Roomorama Bedroom

Lazing Around Lima With Roomorama

At the beginning of the year, Roomorama contacted me with a tempting offer – free credit for their accommodation service in exchange for a review. I held tightly to that credit, and finally hit on the perfect place to use it: Lima, Peru. We’d been sleeping in hostels for two months, and it was wearing […]

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Llamas in the Mist, Machu PIcchu

Do We Really Need to Go to Machu Picchu?

Planning a trip to Machu Picchu can be complicated and expensive. So much so, that at one point, I uttered these words to Jared: “Do we really need to go to Machu Picchu?” Yes. In a moment of temporary insanity, I suggested that we skip Machu Picchu, the #1 tourist destination in Peru. Jared just […]

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Views from Pisac ruins, Peru

Spare Some Time for the Sacred Valley

Here’s my advice to you about the Sacred Valley in Peru: don’t rush it. Scores of travel agencies in Cusco run tours to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, which stretches through the Andes between Cusco and Machu Picchu. It can be done in a day; Machu Picchu is only four hours north of Cusco. […]

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Starbucks in Cusco

Exploring Cusco With The Boleto Turistico

Whenever I try to describe a place to my parents via Skype, I can’t do it justice. I could never accurately explain how jarringly different our little town in Korea was, or what it was like to live in the artsy neighborhood of San Telmo in Buenos Aires; how it felt to climb the Great […]

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