Hospitality and Mercedes parts in Cusco

Hospitality and Mercedes parts in Cusco

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We went the other way to what most people do, we went to Cusco after the Inca ruins. As usual, approaching the city Clara was browsing the spots on iOverlander for a place to stay for the night. This is when her eye fell on a post from the Stockert family in the middle of the city. Originally from the USA, they spend several years in Cusco for a charity mission; Helping wherever possible. This being primarily the local community, […]

the challenging trail to the Choquequirao ruins

Choquequirao

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After parking up we packed our stuff for the trip. Everything fitted in one bigger and one smaller backpack. This included two sleeping bags, a small budget tent, a few litres of water and food for us and Layla. We set an early alarm and after a rather large breakfast we took off for the challenging trail to the Choquequirao ruins as the sun rose over the mountains. The hike basically consists of 3 different parts. From the trailhead it’s […]

Choquequirao instead of Machu Picchu

Choquequirao instead of Machu Picchu

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We had debated this one for a long time. Luckily we were fortunate enough to have the enormous stretch through the desert along the Peruvian coast to think about it. This stretch wasn’t particularly interesting so plenty of reason to keep our mind occupied otherwise. In the end, we decided to go to Choquequirao instead of Machu Picchu. And we were happy we did. Although we haven’t been to Machu Picchu, which kinda feels like we’ve missed something, but it […]

The dangerous and ugly desert

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Crossing the border with Peru changed the landscape massively, from green coloured mountains to a desert in no time. This wasn’t the first border where the landscape changed drastically, from Mexico to Guatemala for example we experienced the exact same change. Just the other way around. Welcome to the dangerous and ugly desert. The Peruvian coast (north of Lima) is not famous for being a highlight of the Pan American highway for most people. It’s a long stretch along the […]