Tagged: hiking

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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 around: they are my only company in this cold night. It’s only 9 PM,...

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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 my interest in reaching the heart of Gringoland. After all these months traveling off...

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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 hiking 74 km in the Salkantay Trek is what made it memorable. Machu Picchu is...

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Leymebamba: La Congona and Prince Charming

Waiting for the already half an hour late 8.30 AM combi from Celendín to Leymebamba, I was feeling sorry for the three chickens unmercifully zipped inside a bag and placed on the roof of the bus....

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Chachapoyas and Around: a First Taste of the Selva

The colectivo from Cajamarca to Chachapoyas plays a movie starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, “The Bucket List”. Sitting next to me, Chris asks what I have in my bucket list. I couldn’t think of...

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Why the easy way?

DAY 25: June 27th, 2014. Villafranca del Bierzo – O Cebreiro, 28.4 km Today was the day everybody talked about, the toughest of the whole Camino: the hike to O Cebreiro. We are walking...

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La Cruz de Hierro

DAY 22: June 24th, 2014. Astorga – Foncebadón, 25.9 km Today was a perfect day. Today was walking painless, it was walking lonely and smiling under the rain. It was the smell of the...

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A first taste of Pura Vida

Vienna International Airport, Schwechat, 18.06.16 – 3.35 PM I’m sitting in a cubicle watching people pass, and writing. This is my very first entry in my brand new blog, and all I can think...