Tagged: hiking

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Falling in Love on the Way (part two)

We kept on walking alongside the red dusty road that would lead us to the next village, São Luiz Gonzaga. We had been told that we still had around 30 km left, which translated...

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Falling in Love on the Way (part one)

We had been in touch for months already, sharing thoughts and feelings about our travels. I had found out about his blog after someone had shared one of his posts on a social network:...

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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...