Category Archives: Peru

Angkor Wat or Machu Picchu?

TripAdvisor recently came out with their annual World Wonder list, and Angkor Wat was honored as the top world landmark followed by last year’s winner, Machu Picchu.  I had the privilege of visiting both, and because I traveled to each … Continue reading

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Machu Picchu

I am not a morning person.  I prefer to hit the snooze button for a good 30 minutes, then linger in bed for another half hour or so before finally getting up.  But on the morning of my trip to … Continue reading

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Prelude to Machu Picchu

I woke up a little excited as it was one day before I would see Machu Picchu.  Finally, or almost finally, my bucket list dream would come true.  As I waited years and years to visit the place, I was … Continue reading

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The Sacred Valley

When I woke up, it was Tuesday, and after spending two and a half days already in Cusco, I still woke up with a headache.  Somehow, though, I didn’t mind too much as my body was getting acclimated to the … Continue reading

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Doing Good. Feeling Bad.

I woke up with a headache, still cold. The high altitude was now affecting me.   The coca tea would soon become my best friend because it would keep me warm and alleviate my headache.  After having breakfast we were … Continue reading

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Cusco Fiasco

My flight to Cusco from Lima was delayed by an hour and a half because of heavy fog in Cusco.  Bummer.  It was unfortunate that all the passengers were already seated in the plane when the pilot made the announcement … Continue reading

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Volunteer Vacation Begins

I’m not sure what inspired me to take a volunteer vacation.  I think I read an article somewhere where the writer was so convincing, and the location so exotic or beautiful, that it stuck with me, and I hoped that … Continue reading

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Lost in Lima

Today is my first day in Lima, and I must say, I feel lost.  Not only that, I feel so very alone.  I am the only American here, it seems, and I am the only Asian, also.  On top of … Continue reading

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Peru Bound

I’m writing this on the airplane with a beautiful, sunny sky and puffy white clouds in my view.  I had a very stressful morning as my cabbie texted me and said that his car broke down.  In my humble opinion, … Continue reading

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No cuyo!

There’s one thing I KNOW I don’t want to do in Peru…I DO NOT, I REPEAT, I DO NOT WANT TO EAT GUINEA PIGS!  Guinea pigs are a part of the cuisine there but I DO NOT WANT TO TRY … Continue reading

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