We woke up a little late and quickly got our packs ready to head out for a full day of traveling and exploring communities in the Sacred Valley starting with Chincheros. After Shirley spent some time organizing our transportation we had a plan and went to meet our driver. The cost for the entire trip […]Read More Chincheros, the Sacred Valley, and a very special day in Ollantaytambo.
After spending about three weeks in Puerto Maldonado enjoying the city, jungle, family, and friends it was time for Shirley and I to fly to Cusco to seek out Alpaca sources and communities to work with. I had booked an Airbnb in Cusco near Tupac Square for a week as our base. Shirley had contacted […]Read More Trip to Cusco: Operation Alpaca Trueke
We woke up the next morning to a garden of eden paradise. Because we arrived at night we could not see her property which was full of flowers, birds, and an amazing landscape. We went to main building for breakfast which was served by Patrina and was delicious. After breakfast we met up with our […]Read More Choquequirao, Sayhuite, and back to Abancay.
We were sad to leave Aruba but excited to explore Peru with Shirley. The flight back to lima was good and we arrived early in the evening. Shirley arranged for Walter our driver in Lima to pick us up at the airport and take us to our hotel. We decided to get something to eat […]Read More Lima to Abancay
After spending about two months back in The United States and corresponding with Shirley. I decided it was time to head back to Peru to spend time with Shirley and take her up on her offer to show me more of Peru. We decided to first meet in Lima and fly to Aruba for a […]Read More Back to Peru and trip to Aruba.
After leaving Aquas Calientes I returned to Cusco were I would spend the next 4 days including my birthday. During my stay in the Amazon I met a girl named Shirley whom said she was going to be in Cusco during my birthday and would show me around. I was excited and so after checking […]Read More Back to Cusco, onto Oracles, and saying goodbye
The train from Ollantaytambo to Aquas Calietntes was nice, especially after spending so many days hiking. The train ride was about an hour-long, just enough time for a quick bite to eat and drink which was complimentary on Peru Rail. Arriving in Aquas Calientes there was a lot of commotion, being a heavy tourist area. […]Read More Aquas Calientes and Machu Picchu
After drinking my coca tea I met with the group and we loaded up in a van. We then drove for about 30 minutes to the start of the trail. Hugo was full of energy and from the start I could tell we would get along very well. Most of the other guides and members of […]Read More The Inca Quarry Trail Hike