Category Archives: Travel in Peru

Day 14 – Traveling Around Peru – FINAL

puerto-maldonado-river
Wake up call is around 4 am. My eyes are barely awake with less than 4 hours of sleep under me. I quickly jump into the shower hoping it will wake me up. It is still pitch black and I have to use the flashlight just to find my clothes. I find my boots completely covered in some kind of green dirt but I don't remember it being that way. I put on my pants and get ready and walk out to the dining area to get some breakfast. We all then gather and head back down again to the...

Day 13 – Traveling Around Peru

puerto-maldonado-dining-area
We all pack our stuff and frantically run downstairs to check out and head on the bus to the airport. They make me open my ridiculous suitcase yet they could care less about my huge liter of water I was carrying – weird. We get on the plane in roughly 50-60 degree weather and get off in what feels like it has to be 100 degrees with 100% humidity. We arrive in Puerto Maldonado and get off the plan on the tarmac and quickly run towards the airport hut – which has no windows – just a very large hut...

Day 12 – Traveling Around Peru

cookin-cusco-peru
Morning starts out a little slow – most people are gone on their trips while some are exploring Cusco. Before I was going on my chef day I had to find a store that would sell me some straps for my suitcase – it was bursting at the seams! Good thing I found a store to make me some also liquor was crazy cheap in this city! A famous chef in Peru who has two restaurants – one of which we ate at one night and the other is a very upscale steak house – picks me up in his small...

Day 11 – Traveling Around Peru

machu-picchu-peru-mountain
We all barely get out of bed around 9am as its pouring outside we all eat some breakfast and get ready for our adventure of Machu Picchu. We walked briskly down the hill, as we were all drenched while hoping for the sun to come out any minute. We got on a bus with random people – pushed in like sardines and off we went! We arrived at Machu Picchu which just walking around was pretty hilly. I also learned that the elevation of Machu Picchu is actually not that much at all roughly 2400-2500 meters. The sun was finally coming...

Day 10 – Traveling Around Peru

horseback-riding-view
A very relaxing morning as I and two members of our group get ready for our horseback riding. Now I have never ridden a horse. As we wait patiently in the lobby playing on our phones a gentleman walks through the entrance of this cozy hotel and asks if we are ready to go. He has no insignia on his car and we just get up and get in the car. I chose to leave the camera behind in case something would break. As we drive to the ranch the man talks to us about the area and how him and...