Salkantay Mountain is the tallest mountain near Cusco. Machu Pichu is really just on a shoulder of Salkantay Mountain. This is a big, important spirit surrounded by beauty. It’s also relatively accessible, so you can… Read More »Review: The one-night Salkantay Pass Trek
If you’re visiting Cusco and you’re doing some hiking, there’s a high probability you’ll hear about this place called Machu Pichu and you may want to take a trip there. You can hop on the… Read More »Review: 4 day Inka Trail to Machu Pichu w Evolution Treks
The first time this Guide tasted chicha morada was on the trek to Choquequirao. There was a big jug of deep purple juice sitting on the table in the lodge at Chiquisca. I figured it… Read More »Chicha morada. The joy of purple corn juice.
Fresh herbal tea waiting in my room after a day of hiking, coziness under alpaca blankets by the bonfire with a Cusco Sour in hand, right down to the long-time guests in the garden (you’ll… Read More »Hotel Review: Antigua Casona San Blas, Cusco, Peru
If you’re walking around Cusco, Peru, you’ll soon notice something curious perched on the tiled rooves of houses: bulls. They’ll come in pairs. They’re usually not large, maybe twice the size of your hand. They’ll… Read More »What are the bulls on Cusco rooftops?