April 30, 2013

South America

I've hit the ground running after my return from South America, and I'm struggling to really sit down and write about my experiences. I will hopefully find the time soon to put my travel diary into real words here.

I've quickly sorted through some of my pictures for your enjoyment.

Here's a few highlights:

  • Surfing in Lima, Peru
  • Completing the Lares Trek pain-free
  • Machu Picchu
  • Biking the Death Road just outside of La Paz, Bolivia

April 6, 2013

Off to South America!

Tomorrow morning I depart for a two week vacation to Peru and Bolivia. With some friends, and strangers, we'll be exploring Lima, Cuzco and La Paz.

After a few days of relaxing in Lima we are flying over to Cuzco. A few days of acclimatization will be followed by a hike on the Lares Trail up to Macchu Picchu. Finally we spend a few days in La Paz. My companions continue their treks through various other countries (lucky...), while I return home.

My past travelling has covered Europe and North America, so this opportunity to experience a new continent and several cultures that I don't consider predominantly "Western" is extremely exciting. I'm really looking forward to meeting new people, experiencing new cultures, hiking through the Andes, and witnessing (what I hope to be) a majestic experience of mountain-top ruins.

See you in two weeks with some pictures and experience!