Gubeikou Gateway

Today was my second favourite trekking day! It started with Chinese pancakes for breakfast and lunch, a nice change from the white Wonder bread sandwiches with processed cheese. The fog lifted a bit and the views along the ancient wall were spectacular, we also had some variety in the scenery. We had a chance to get off the wall […]

Floating in Laguana Cezar and Vallee de la luna at sunset

Since we never actually made it to the Valley of the moon on our bike ride adventure the other night, we decided to book a car to take us there. The tour also included an afternoon at the Laguna Cezar which is this super salty swimming hole in the desert…similar to the Dead Sea. What an interesting experience to […]

Sunset and star gazing from sand dunes

One of my most memorable adventures on this trip so far has been the night, Michael, Andrew, Rich and I rented bikes and headed out of town at golden hour, with the hopes of making it to the Vallee del luna for sunset. We underestimated the time it would take to get there and when we arrived at the […]

Sunny Days in Oruro

As I was walking in the sunshine mint chocolate ice cream in hand, I began thinking about all the fantastic things I had seen and experienced the past 4 days of Carnival. I really believe this is a festival for everyone’s inner child…a time to come out and play freely! It is a time to dress up and drink […]

Adventure in Sorata

We spent two nights in Sorata and had an amazing time! We stayed at an old Colonial residence with a magical faery garden full of wild flowers, ate the best pizza, hiked 7 hours through the mud to discover a clear underground lake deep under the mountain in San Pedro and even rode a pedal boat around this incredible […]

Journey to Sorata

I said goodbye to my friends, Ka and Astro, on Isla del Sol and I am travelling now with my friend, Michael for this next leg of the journey. We are on a similar schedule with the same itinerary and it has been great to have the company!

The boat ride back from Isla del Sol first thing in the […]

Isla del Sol

This is where the Inca’s believe that the sun was born and the next island over is Isla del Luna, the birth place of the moon. The Inka legend says that it was the god, Viracocha, who rose here from Lake Titicaca after a great flood, to create the sun, moon and stars. There is also an underwater temple […]

Virgen De La Candelaria Festival

Today is the first day in the festival of the Virgen de la Candelaria which is also Bolivia’s patron saint. It has been amazing to watch the beautiful costumes, the parades of dancers with bells on their boots, and the flower mosaics covering the streets all over town!

Apparently this town, Copacabana, is most well known for its Christian pilgrimage […]

Copacabana

We arrived in Bolivia a few days ago and stopped in Copacabana for a little recharge before heading off the Isla del Sol and Isla del Luna. This is a cute little beach town where the sun seems to shine everyday. Here is our friend, Sergio, from Colombia that we met on the bus from Puno.

We are staying in […]

Amazon to Andes

We left the jungle a three days ago and took a 10 hour bus ride to Cusco. It was incredible travelling up through the high Andean mountains, over 14 000ft in some places, passing llamas and tiny mountain villages. The amazing scenery almost made up for violent B movies in spanish and the fact that I was vomiting in […]