Cuenca

Hello again and welcome to story time, today about Cuenca. Cuenca is south of Guayaquil and was originally planned to be a stop inbetween Peru and Guayaquil. For time reasons however we postponed it for later. We arrived in this more cold and highlandish town in the evening, still wearing shorts and tank top, when…

Bucketlist Destination Galapagos

Dearest friends, Get ready for a long post. As you can imagine arriving in Galapagos is one BIG dream coming true and our whole stay on these islands was truly beyond beautiful and amazing. I will divide this post into the 3 islands we visited and will close it with all the practical information you…

Kuelap & Gocta

Dear friends, Going forther up north in Peru, Chachapoyas was one of our first determined destinations when planning our trip. Chachapoyas is one of the entries to the peruvian Amazon and indeed you can tell as soon as you get out the bus. It’s very wet (raining when we arrived) and very green. Chachapoyas was…

Peruvian Coast – Trujillo and Huanchaco

After many hikes at high altitude, many times freezing my hands while taking landscape pictures – we finally arrived in warmer regions: The nothern coast of Peru. We made our way to Trujillo by bus from Lima (Linea, 8hrs) during the day, so we arrived just after nightfall. The Plaza de Armas of Trujillo is…

Qosqo, also known as Cusco

Dear friends, We finally, after hearing so many people praise Cusco, made it there too. From Puno we took the nightbus straight to this famous city. Cusco, once the center of the Inca empire, now the starting point for tourists to reach Machu Picchu. I will make this blog post more structured, to find info….

Lago Titicaca

And so we made our way to the lake of Titicaca! Starting in Copacabana, visiting la Isla de Sol and making a final stop in Puno. To get to Copacabana we took a bus at the cementerio of La Paz. It’s 20 soles for an most 4 hour ride. In Copacabana we stayed at a…

Rurre Rurre Rurreeee

Ay friends, so we made it to Rurrenabaque. This is a small town and also called the bolivian entrance to the Amazonas – thus very, very VERY warm. How did we make it there? Well, let me tell you there’s two ways: by plane (80 euros, 45min) or by bus (10euros, 15 hrs). Since we…

Detour through Chile

Dear reader, As you might realized, so far we visited what is also known as the gringo trail of Peru: From Lima along the coast to Arequipa, then Cusco and back to Lima or futher on to Bolivia. We however, decided to go to Chile and southern Bolivia first, before going to Cusco. The way…

Colca Canyon

Dear friends, It’s time to write about our trip into the Colca Canyon. I tell you, it was hard work, but it was more than worth it and I think it was the nicest thing we did so far. But let’s start at the beginning. The Colca Canyon was this one thing everyone talked about…

Huacachina, you’ve been good to us

Hello again! This time I am writing to you from a roof terrace in Huacachina, eating an oreo sundae with the perfect view on the high dunes surrounding us. We arrived here 2 days ago, with a direct tourbus from our hostel in Paracas and fell instantly in love with this place here. Huacachina is…