Peru

I loved Peru. Not only was it a visually stunning place, but the people I came across were genuinely nice and eager to help. 

I thought I would share with you some of the specifics of my trip in case you should want to go yourself. 

We flew into Lima, then stayed a night at the Backpackers Family House. This hostel is situated in a great neighborhood called Miraflores and is very close to the water. 

  
The morning after, we flew to Cusco and took a day to get used to the mountain air. We stayed at the Piccola Locanda which is my favorite hostel so far.

The receptionist told us to take it easy and not eat anything that would upset out stomach, so we went to a restaurant called Victor Victoria for some soup and pasta. 

  
The day after we took the thirty minute taxi ride (organized by our hostel) from Cusco to the Poroy train station. The train from Poroy to Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes) took three hours. 

  
We stayed the night at a hostel called Supertramp in Aguas Calientes, then took the 5:30 am bus to Machu Picchu. 

We didn’t climb either of the mountains in Machu Picchu, but we did go to the Sun Gate and the ruins which all together took 2 hours. 

  
We took the train back to Poroy, stayed another night in Cusco, and then took a flight back to Lima. 

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions, because I know I had to ask around a lot on how to do Machu Picchu. I am completely satisfied with my trip, but I really hope I could visit the wonderful country of Peru again in the future. 

Up next, Bogota.

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3 thoughts on “Peru

    • We were happy with the views we got from the Sun Gate. You also need to buy special tickets to climb the two mountains. It’s also quite a trek, and we were feeling it after we went to the ruins. If I was more acclimated to the altitude and was more fit I probably would have done Huaynapicchu. Maybe next time!

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