Explore. Dream. Discover

Image via A year ago next month, I got on a plane headed to South America with a poorly packed backpack, a camera and a passport. I remember how excited, anxious and curious I was about what was going to happen in the next few months. When I arrived in Quito, I had no plans…

Inca Jungle Trek

Christopher tells me that I stopped updating the blog, just when things started getting really exciting on our trip. I can`t help it, most of my free time has been spent with family and reading¨50 shades of gray¨, which I have now finally finished!  My sister arrived in Cuzco September 7th, and the three of…

Huacachina

My body was sore for three days after sand boarding in Huacachina, possibly due to the fact that I rarely exercise or maybe it was the countless falls in the sand. I’m guessing both! Chris and I arrived in Ica, and took a 5 soles cab ride to Huacachina.  Our taxi driver recommended hostel Carolina del Sur. …

Into the Wild

Okay, okay, I know I have been lagging on the posts, but we’ve been moving around alot this past week. We spent 8 days in Huaraz, Peru… a truly beautiful place where you can go on breath-taking hikes. The altitude is a challenge for most people… especially me! I had to go to the hospital…

Volunteering in Huanchaco

We are heading to Huaraz, but decided to make a quick stop in Huanchaco to break up the nearly 18 hour bus ride from Mancora. We’ve been in this beach town before, so we went back to MacCallum hostel for one night. We shared a cab with this British couple, and our cabbie nearly ran…

Man oh Mancora!

I just spent the past few days lounging poolside in Mancora. My skin is bronzed and I feel totally refreshed! This is the second time we’ve been in this town, the weather is in the mid-70s, but it gets pretty windy. We stayed at a hotel called “California Beach” and our friends from Lobitos also…

Lobitos

To get to Lobitos we woke up at 6am to get ready for our 7am bus ride from Chiclayo. It wasn’t easy getting up, but the ride was only 5 hours north. We stayed at Hotel Relajate, which offered 3 meals a day for about $25-$30, including our ocean front room. Lobitos is great for…

Chiclayo

It’s hard to believe I’ve been on this trip for two months already! Feels nice! We spent the past few days in Chiclayo, it’s a little-big city… if you know what I mean. It has everything from museums to casinos and lots of clothing stores. We went to two museums- “El señor de Sipan” and…

Off the grid

Sorry for the lack of posts lately, but our plans changed completely at the last second. We decided to wait for my sister before heading to Macchu Pichu. She arrives in one month, so that means we have 4 weeks to burn before we move any further. I suggested going back to Chicama…and Chris couldn’t…

Fiestas Patrias

It’s a big celebration in Peru… Saturday was Fiestas Patrias, and since its the weekend, more restaurants and businesses are open here in Punta Hermosa. Winter at the beach in Peru isn’t as cold as I thought it was going to be. I think I might like it here more in the summer, but regardless…

Lima

We are having a great time in Lima… I can’t believe that so many people told us only to spend a few days here. Miraflores and Barranco are so nice! I’m so glad we also got to spend time with my aunt Isabel, Cynthia and Sonia. Chris and I have done a lot of walking…