Pisac, Peru

After a wonderful time at Media Luna I took an hour bus ride to Pisac. Again I walked around for about 20 minutes before finally finding a place to sleep. Although there was no toilet paper, towel, and you couldn’t sit facing forward on the toilet, it worked just fine for two nights.  Pisac is…

Urubamba

After all my time in touristy Cusco I was ready for a change in scenery. Urubamba proved to be the perfect place for me. I arrived sometime in the afternoon and walked throught the whole town (all five blocks) trying to find a place to sleep. After walking about 25 minutes I stopped and asked…

Cusco, Peru (part 2)

After Machu Picchu I returned to Cusco, and after dealing with a not-there-reservation all I wanted to do was sleep for about ten days. However, you’re not in Cusco every day so I forced myself to go out….and promptly got a massage (I know, I know, I’m really living the hard life). I also tried…

Aquas Calientes, Perú 

The closest town to Machu Picchu is Aquas Calientes. Clinging to the side of a mountain, precariously close to the raging river below Aguas Calientes is a town filled with up-and-coming fancy resorts, and old-time budget hotels. I only spent a couple of hours here trying alpaca, and taking a dip in the local hot…

“Cori”-Oro in Quechua, Cusco, Peru

  The dominant native people in Peru are the Quechuan people. They built Machu Picchu, and ruled the “belly button” (Cusco) of the world for hundreds of years. The Quechuan people, culture, and language are a very prominent aspect of a Peruvian experience. There were times during my travels that the language barrier was…

Tineo Patagonia glacier 

On my last day at the farm I wanted to take it slow. I tented to hang out with people, sleep in, and relax while enjoying the day. So of course I ended up going on a three hour hike– most of it on hands and knees– up to a glacier. As much as the…

Santiago (all I do is crossfit), Chile

Staying out of hostels has been one of my goals for this portion of my trip. I spent almost my whole trip in south east Asia in hostels, with other back packers. And while this is definitely an experience, it wasn’t the experience I wanted for South America. Before going to Santiago I had stayed…

Puerto Montt, Chile

Before arriving in Puerto Montt multiple people warned me about the lack of security and  general safety in the city. (Of course I only hear all this the day or two before I get there) Therefor arriving into the train station, at eleven o’clock at night, without any idea of where I was going to…

La Vaca, Tineo Patagonia 

(the cow)  There once was a cow. A lonely, thirsty cow, living in the waterless top pasture at Tineo Patagonia. New to the campo it had not yet established a name or true owner for itself; someone to attended to its water needs.  Thankfully this was all about to change, for on the horizon was…

Home, Tineo Patagonia

Have you ever met someone and felt like you’ve arrived home? When short conversations easily turn to long conversations. When a question about work turns into a twisting and winding adventure through the paths and stories that have shaped you into the person currently sitting on the porch? I found this rare unicorn (this ones…

By the looks of things, Tineo Patagonia

Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to take as many pictures as I wanted to take of the farm and surrounding areas but here are a few I was able to take. I never grew tired of the scenery here. Every day the mountains, glacier, and surrounding lands took my breath away.      

Los voluntarios, Tineo Patagonia

I stayed on Tineo Patagonia from January 22 until February 23, and loved almost every minute. Tineo Patagonia is a Eco-lodge that was purchased from a woman who ran the campo as a local-raft guide training school. A lawyer from Santiago bought the land and all the the buildings on the land from her with…