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Travel Costs & Highlights: Peru

We arrived in Peru back in September 2012 with summer attire in tow. Boy, was that a big mistake — it’s the end of winter and cold as hell. That’s what we get for having just spent 8-months in Australasia. Peru was our first stop on the South America leg of our RTW trip. And despite… Read more…

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Lake Titicaca for a Day

It’s the most visited stop in Peru right after Machu Picchu – Lake Titicaca. And because it’s also fun to say I’m going to  Titicaca like Beavis.. haha. Sitting above 12,500+ ft, Lake Titicaca is the highest navigable lake in the world. Andean legend states that civilization itself was born out of this lake when… Read more…

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Eat, Play, Stay: Arequipa, Peru

Every country seem to have one – a chill out place for us to relax and unwind, no itineraries required: In Vietnam, it was Hoi An. In Thailand, it was Chiang Mai. Sucre in Bolivia. Udaipur in India. And for Peru, it’s Arequipa. Arequipa’s European influences, Baroque-style buildings and cobble roads makes the city easy… Read more…

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Sandboarding in Huacachina

An oasis and a board. A day of sandboarding in Huacachina, Peru! We arrived into Ica from Arequipa by bus and hailed a taxi to drive us 20 minutes out to Huacachina. It’s a pretty random place. Have you ever seen those cartoons or movies where someone gets lost in the desert and start hallucinating… Read more…

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Favorite eats in Miraflores

“When in Lima, stay in Miraflores,” we were told. So we did. And when in Miraflores, stay in and around Kennedy Park. It’s central and convenient, lots of options in terms of shops, restaurants and grocery stores. Basically, the ideal location for tourists. Having spent a leisure 5-days total in Miraflores, here are our top 5… Read more…

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Took the Train to Machu Picchu

The trails to Machu Picchu is not for the faint of heart. Which is why we took the train. By now you should know, I’m not much of a hiker. I’m outdoorsie, sure – I’ll go rafting, mountain biking, play ball and all – but I don’t hike. Now I know what you’re thinking, but… Read more…

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2012: The Best Year of Our Lives

A year in pictures, a lifetime of memories. 2012, best year ever. When we quit our jobs, never in my wildest dreams did I imagined we’d be spending the year the way we did – a year in travel. It’s been one helluva a year filled with more ups than down, both good times and… Read more…

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6 Months of Travel and Fall 2012 Plans

6 months in travel. On coming home and plans for the future. How do I put this into words? It’s been NUTS! 6 months, 9 countries and 40+ cities later: we’ve been on camels, trains and planes. Slept in deserts, boats and plenty of couches. Sipped tea in China, slurped noodles in Japan. Avoided Delhi… Read more…

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