06 May10 In the Sacred Valley

Posted in Activity, Art, Culture, Food, History and Politics, Nature, Travel, Volunteering from Ollantaytambo, Peru by Calina

Most people come to Cusco, Peru to go trekking through Incan ruins. I came to volunteer. One of my goals for this trip was to find an organization that worked with women and get involved to learn more about women’s empowerment and gender equality in South America. While surfing the web, I came across Threads […] (Read More)

03 May10 Mysterious Machu Picchu

Posted in Activity, Culture, History and Politics, Landmarks, Nature, Travel, Travel Tips from Machu Picchu, Peru by Calina

Before coming to South America, I shamefully admit that I knew very little about Machu Picchu. All I knew was that it was famous and a must-see. Since then, my curiosity has been picqued by its compelling mystery. How is it that this giant complex eluded the Spaniards when they destroyed so many other Incan […] (Read More)

01 May10 Three Cheers for Cusco!

Posted in Activity, Art, Culture, Landmarks, Music, Nightlife, Travel Tips from Saqsayhuamán, Cusco, Peru by

While we didn’t party like crazy in Cusco as most travellers do, we did explore some of Cusco’s rocking night life. Hierba Buena makes some of the most beautiful drinks we’ve ever seen, although they tend to disappear very quickly. The ambience of Bullfrogs can’t be beat; littered with bean-bags it’s probably one of the […] (Read More)