This is my video and photo journal of travelling in the Peruvian jungle for three days, with a guide. Some video footage is included.
Here’s a way to see the jungle in Peru, without having to go to Iquitos.
Yurimaguas felt like a harder place. It was a thriving river port, and one that didn’t need tourists like me.
New life, new city? These are my five tasks to find my way in a new place in Peru.
This is the beginning of my three week backpacking trip in Peru’s jungle regions. First, I need to get there!
It’s been one year since I’ve moved to Peru. This experience wasn’t what I thought it would be.
There was some light in the sky by the time my bus was halfway up the winding dirt road to Machu Picchu. The jagged mountains formed the most intense horizon I had seen in my life. A few restaurants and a bathroom have been built next to the entrance gate […]
There’s a bombardment of market stalls, souvenirs, and statues of the Incas, and all in your face the moment you leave the train. The mountains loom above and the first thing you instinctively do in Aguas Calientes is look above to see if you might be able to see the […]
The taxi driver dropped me off in the main plaza of Ollantaytambo. I paid him the 15 soles and stepped out a little disorientated. I sat with a broken backpack in the square surrounded by double story Mexican and Peruvian restaurants. All catered to the tourist. These would be expensive. […]
There have been two reliable resources for me to navigate Peru. The first I use is Hostel World, a website and app which helps me decide the hostels I want to stay in. It doesn’t often fail me. The second resource is Lonely Planet’s Peru tourist guide which cost me […]