The Backpacker's Way
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Arequipa and the Colca Canyon

My hiking boots stomp heavy on the deserted Plaza de Armas in Cabanaconde. A couple of stray dogs are sniffing...

Lake Titicaca

A seagull is quietly floating on the dark blue waters, when it suddenly catches flight. Women are working the fields...

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Cusco and the Sacred Valley

Both Peruvians and travelers had been enumerating the beauties of Cusco at annoying levels, so that I had quite lost...

The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Going there had been in my bucket list since I first landed in Peru, five months ago. Reaching it after...

Landslides, Visionary Art and a Piece of Europe: Pucallpa to Tarma

The six hour journey from Tingo María to Pucallpa was concerning me a little: according to my Lonely Planet, rapes...

When Saudade Surprises You

For months, I’d been reading travel blogs and I’d been envying all those people who quit their jobs to travel....

Carnival in the Highlands

There is one festivity that we Italians know how to celebrate: Carnival. Whether we are talking about the elegant masks...

Hiking the Cordilleras – Huaraz and Huascaran National Park

The Cordillera Blanca is shy, she doesn’t let us see her easily. The white clouds envelop the snow-capped mountain range,...

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Amor Serrano: Machismo in Peru

When choosing to come to Peru, not only was I expecting long black braids, colorful fabrics and Andean music. I...

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Huanchaco, Trujillo and the Festival de la Marinera

Welcome to Trujillo, the city of everlasting spring. 32ºC, it feels like the hottest of summers here. The bus from...