Peru

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Trip Planning {Peru}

Airline We flew with LAN Airline from Los Angeles, CA because they had the least amount of layovers. We had 1 layover in Lima for about 1 1/2 hours. I have no complaints about the airline. I liked that they had 2 seater rows unlike most airlines with 3 seater rows. Accommodation in Cusco  Terra Andina is the […]

Good Eats in Cusco {Peru}

Peru has amazing Peruvian food!! If you’re planning on hiking Machu Picchu be advised not to eat anything too heavy especially during acclimatization. You can’t leave Peru without eating ceviche, alpaca meat, guinea pig, and drinking pisa sour. Here are some recommendations of good restaurants around Cusco:   Our first meal in Peru! Entree pictured above: seafood […]

Acclimating in Cusco {Peru}

If you are planning on hiking Machu Picchu, it’s highly advised to acclimate in Cusco at least 2-3 days prior to your big hike to make sure you’re healthy at 12k+ feet. Luckily we were not affected too much by the altitude. We definitely felt it as soon as we landed. Some of the symptoms […]

Sacred Valley Tour {Peru}

Our hotel in Cusco helped us arrange a private tour guide to educate us on culture and history while visiting Sacred Valley (Pisac, Urubamba, Chincero). If you’re planning on hiking to Machu Picchu I’d recommend visiting the Sacred Valley before your hike because you’ll learn some background on Machu Picchu.  The tour is an all day […]

Hiking to Machu Picchu {Peru}

Things happen for a reason! My husband and I booked a trip to Peru (non-hiking trip) on August 2013 when I had to cancel 1 week before departure because I got called for a final interview for a tenure-track faculty position (if you’re in the education field, you know how important that is). Although I had to […]