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)

27 Apr10 La Vida Cusqueña

Posted in Culture, Food, Travel from San Blas, Cusco, Peru by

Hola Vecinos! We planned on settling in Cusco, an idea that filled us with both relief and anxiety. After almost two months of back-packing we were looking forward to having a place to call home but were afraid that one city wouldn’t hold our interest for an entire month. We spent our first night in […] (Read More)