REVIEW: La Casa Del Sol, Copacabana

This place is a little bit tricky to find, tucked behind the cathedral 3/4 blocks from the main square, but with its amazing owners, manicured lawn and clean rooms, it’s a little treasure! Hospitality: 10/10 The mum and dad (Lidia and Samuel) that own this place are welcoming and super friendly. We stayed 4 nights because I got salmonella. Lidia made me tea, soup and called … Continue reading REVIEW: La Casa Del Sol, Copacabana

Mission to Machu Picchu: The alternative trail, step by step DIY!

When deciding how to get to Machu Picchu you have a few options, so it’s important to shop around when you get to Cusco to decide which option will suit you best. You can shop around online if you are going during peak season but you’re sure to get a better deal when you actually get to Cusco as there are many tour companies not online … Continue reading Mission to Machu Picchu: The alternative trail, step by step DIY!

Semana Santa Celebrations: Easter in Arequipa

Easter is celebrated widely throughout South America, but especially in Peru! And especially in Arequipa as we found out… We went into iPeru hoping to get some information on the weekends festivities, unfortunately all we got was a list of mass times. After a bit of further probing we managed to find out there would be a typical food festival and, following the mass on Sunday … Continue reading Semana Santa Celebrations: Easter in Arequipa

Saqsayhuaman: Mysteriously perfect

Full of intrigue.. Who built it? What exactly did they do here? And who were THEY? Saqsayhuaman is HUGE and dominates the northern hillside of Cusco alongside the Christo Blanco. There are many different stories about the origins and purpose of this site, the most common story is that it was built by the Incas, I believe this is partially true and that the later, higher and … Continue reading Saqsayhuaman: Mysteriously perfect