Hiking the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu: Everything You Need to Know

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Hiking the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Hiking the Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu has undoubtedly been one of the highlights of my South America 3-months trip. Stunning views, snow-capped peaks of the Vilcabamba Mountain Range, nevados and lagoons, not to mention the end of the trip to Machu Picchu, one of the new Seven Wonders of the world. The Salkantay Trek has gained popularity as an alternative … Read More

Trekking Choquequirao Without a Guide: Discovering the Other Machu Picchu

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Trekking Choquequirao Without a Guide

‘What is it?’ That was my question when I first heard of these ruins by a French backpacker in my hostel in Cusco. A few minutes and a couple of Google searches afterward, it became clear that trekking Choquequirao without a guide was possible. Brief History of Choquequirao Choquequirao is a ruin complex similar in structure to Machu Picchu. It … Read More

Hiking Torres del Paine, W Circuit: Day 5

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Hiking Torres del Paine, W Circuit: Day 5

Hiking Torres del Paine, W Circuit: Day 5 is part of a 5-posts series. Find Day 1 here.  I wake up at 7.03. As every morning, the first thing I do is putting my glasses on. I try to find them in the top pocket of the tent, but apparently, they are not there. ‘Where are my glasses?’ I sleepily ask the … Read More