Machu Picchu

Ok so today is the real day:) Woke up at 4 to get in line for the bus by 4:45. So to get to actual Machu Picchu, you have 2 main options: walk or bus. The walk is about 9km and takes roughly 2 hours. It’s also just straight stairs, in the jungle, at high … More Machu Picchu

Aguas Calientes

TODAY IS THE DAY. Well, the day before THE day … we have to get to Aguas Calientes before we get to Machu Picchu! So some info: Aguas Calientes is a small city at the base of Machu Picchu, which is basically built on the tourism that Machu Picchu receives. To get to Aguas, there … More Aguas Calientes

Cusco Carnival

After an early wake-up and flight, we finally made it to Cusco! Took a quick taxi (we made the mistake of paying 50 soles… WAY too much. Don’t pay more than 25!!) to our first hostel, Kokopelli, located about 3 blocks from the main square, Plaza del Armas.  (Kokopelli review below) We dropped off all … More Cusco Carnival

Day 3 of Quito

Woke up early again for my spanish lessons, then had a lovely breakfast and headed out for the day! Caroline, Philip and I took a quick uber to el Teleferico, a cable car that takes you to the top of el Pinchillo for 8.50. But make sure you go early enough in the day so … More Day 3 of Quito

Mitad del Mundo

The next day, we woke up and went for a short walk around, then headed off with two friends from the hostel to La Mitad del Mundo (center of the world, equator line!) We took the bus there, about 35 cents, and an hour later we arrived at this very fancy looking park. It cost … More Mitad del Mundo

Old Town Quito

Oh so I forgot to add! The hostel offers spanish lessons, so every morning I had a one on one lesson from 7-9 with the most wonderful woman. It was nice to start easing into the spanish and do a little review before hitting the streets. After my lesson, Caroline and I headed to the … More Old Town Quito