#day258 – Machu Picchu

Final day. After 5 days of hard trekking and camping, snow and heat, uphill and downhill hiking, we finally saw Machu Picchu. One of the seven wonders in the world. One of the highlights of every Southamerica trip. And little Resi? Sick, totally sick. Not because Salkantay was too hard for her. I had heavy […]

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#day256 – Santa Teresa hot springs

Hot springs, which are named after me. Like that. Even more after three days of trekking without a shower. Today was a more or less easy hike of six hours up- and downhill though. We reached our camp already at three in the afternoon. We just throwed our luggage in the tent and hopped on […]

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#day255 – mio mio make-up

Backpacking and make-up are two things, which don’t fit together. I have to  admit, I carry a little make-up bag with me, but the use is seldom. Just for special days. Well, and sometimes when I feel like a bit colour in my face. I actually don’t have a problem to leave the house without […]

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#day254 – trekking the Salkantay

One of Southamerica’s highlights is waiting. The Machu Picchu visit. From Cusco you can take a train or you can go trekking for some days with the visit on the final day. It makes it even more special. It’s a bit like earning the visit after  some hard days of trekking. That’s what we want […]

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#day253 – water bottle travel gear

Everyone was laughing about me, when I said I need a practical carry bag for my water bottle. The problem is, my daypack is unfortunately too small for a big water bottle and I have to carry it with my hands all the time. That sucks. Since quite a while I see those touristy bottle […]

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#day252 – tourist town Cusco

I thought Arequipa is a touristy town, but then I arrived in Cusco today. It’s even worse. Dozens of tourists, especially old couples and travel groups from the US. The difference to Bolivia is immense, what made me being surprised. I didn’t expect such an obvious difference. After I talked to several people I start […]

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#day251 – watching Condors

One of the selling points of our canyon tour is the possibility to see Condors. A huge and heavy bird, which is pretty rare nowadays and therefore hard to spot. The Peruvian Andes region is one of the best places to see them in whole Southamerica though. I’m actually not that much interested in birds […]

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#day249 – fabulous fake havaianas

The most beautiful shoes I ever had are gone. My original black havaianas, which I bought in Rio during the world cup in 2014. They weren’t normal shoes. They were extremly good looking as well as really practical, multifunctional and cozy. After thousands of kilometres they died on the El Choro Trek two weeks ago. […]

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