The one when I survived Huayna Picchu

Written by David/Photos by Michelle & David

For most of us the Inca Trail ends in Machu Picchu with a well deserved rest. After 4 to 7 nights in the Andes wandering up and down through the cloud forest and impossible mountain passes, walking by and through a myriad of ancient Inca settlements, fortresses and agricultural terraces, any thought in your mind will surely involve a long hot shower and a good sleep in a proper bed. … Read More

Here’s How We Visited the Mysterious Nazca Lines and How You Can too

Written by David/Photos by Michelle & David

I’ve always been quite a sceptic when it comes to interpreting what I see during my travels but I have to admit I failed to keep my cool when I saw the Nazca Lines for the first time. I consider myself a seasoned traveller and for some time I thought everything in the world was discovered and understood. After all, Mr. Google knows everything, right? Well, that was until we visited the … Read More

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Pic of the Week: Acrobatics at the clay lick

Written by David/Photos by Michelle & David

Back in Peru during summer 2014, we had the opportunity and indescribable pleasure of spending some nights in the Amazonian rainforest. During that time, one of our preferred activities every morning was to walk the trail through the rainforest to a nearby clay lick and go to observe the hundreds of colorful macaws and green parrots noisily gathering in for breakfast and socialization. In particular, red macaws appeared to be the … Read More

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Pic of the Week: Good morning Amazonas

Written by David/Photos by Michelle & David

Did you ever wonder how it is to wake up in the middle of the Amazonian rainforest? Did you ever want to know what early morning marvels are hidden along the path in the largest rainforest on Earth? Be warned, this post will make you dream! Read under your own responsibility 🙂 In the last Pic of the Week, we had left Cusco (Peru) in a van towards the Parque Nacional del Manu in the Amazonian … Read More

Pic of the week: the best camera is the one that’s with you

Written by David/Photos by Michelle & David

There are times when you are not sure whether you should take a camera with you or not, but nevertheless you just take it. And in some of these cases, magic happens. Do you have any of these magic moments when you felt grateful to have a camera with you? Hit the ‘Leave a Comment’ link at the top of this post, we would love to her about them!  Today’s … Read More

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Our photo pick of the week nº4

Written by David/Photos by Michelle & David

Our last Pick of the Week found us in Paracas (Perú) during summer 2014, with an inspiring symmetric picture of the pier of our hotel on our way to Islas Ballestas. On the very same day we took that photo, Michelle decided to go for an evening massage and I went strolling along the beach to explore the area for some more catches before our departure back to Lima. Due to … Read More

Our photo pick of the week nº3

Written by David/Photos by Michelle & David

During our Peruvian adventure in Summer 2014 we stopped in Paracas. Paracas is a small port village in the Ica region, ideal to visit the natural reserve of Islas Ballestas and admire the variety of bird and see lion species that populate the archipelago. Normally we tend to avoid tourist-packed activities when on the road but in this case we made an exception and joined a shared boat trip to the natural reserve organized by our hotel … Read More

Perú – Puno to Lima

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

Puno The town of Puno is not that much to write home about, it is quite touristy and relies on the tourism related to Lake Titicaca. We did a day trip on Lake Titicaca and were actually pleasantly surprised. We had a funny and flambuoyant tour guide who did a great job of informing us about the area and the communities that live on the lake. We first of all … Read More

Perú – Parque Nacional del Manu

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

Visiting the Amazon rainforest has been a dream of ours for a long time, seeing it and Macchu Picchu were our two main priorities when planning this trip. We could not have asked for a better guide than Abraham from Amazon Trails Peru. We were lucky enough to be the only two people on our tour so we had a very personal experience with Abraham. He grew up in the … Read More

Perú – The Inca Trail

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

The Inca Trail deserves a post all to itself since it was one of the main reasons for visiting Peru. To put it bluntly, it was one of the hardest, most challenging things I have ever done in my life. Before starting the hike I was more worried about getting altitude sickness than the hike itself. In hindsight, I should not have underestimated the difficulty of the hike and how … Read More