23 May10 Party, Surf, Repeat

Posted in Activity, Culture, Dance, Food from Montañita, Ecuador by

With both sadness and excitement in our hearts, we crossed borders for the sixth time in our trip, leaving Peru behind as we ventured forth into Ecuador. We bussed to Guayaquil, stopping only to admire the bus terminal which looked more like a shopping mall,  before departing for Montañita, a beach town on Ecuador’s famous […] (Read More)

15 May10 Drama Queen Reports

Posted in Activity, Landmarks, Nature, Travel Tips from Huacachina, Peru by Calina

We didn’t really want to leave our canyon oasis. The 4 hour uphill hike that awaited us was an excruciating thought. And that wasn’t going to be the only painful part of the next 24 hours. If we wanted to stay on schedule, we had a lot of ground to cover before we would arrive […] (Read More)

12 May10 Hiking the Colca

Posted in Activity, Landmarks, Nature, Travel Tips from Colca Canyon, Peru by

From Arequipa we decided to explore the Colca Canyon, a famous Peruvian landmark that we were told was a must-see. The canyon is 4,160 meters at its deepest, which makes it twice the size of the Grand Canyon, although the sloped hills of the Colca Canyon make it appear more like a giant valley. There […] (Read More)