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

March 2017 – Monthly Recap – From Chile to Perù

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March 2017 - Monthly Recap

Alright, I skipped February but I promise I’ll add it as soon as I’ll have time. I’m now gathering thoughts for the March 2017 – Monthly Recap. It’s been a tough month, full of experiences and traveling. Tired of hitchhiking in Argentina, I came back to Punta Arenas, Chile to take a bus to Santiago. A very, very long ride, … 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

Hiking Torres del Paine, W Circuit: Day 4

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Hiking Torres del Paine, W Circuit: Day 4

Hiking Torres del Paine, W Circuit: Day 4 is part of a 5-posts series. Find Day 5 here.  This morning the alarm clock is earlier than usual and at 7.33 I’m already up. Milk powder is in the pot warming up. At 9, Xavi and I begin the trek. After a few hundred meters (just surpassed the forested area) the Glaciar Gray … Read More