Nineteen countries later, here’s my absolute favorite memories:
I originally posted this on DiabetesSisters.org about our time at Macchu Picchu back in April. As similar things have happened to me along our travels, I think it’s an important point so I’m reposting here. It wouldn’t be fair to say that I was the type of person who dreamed about going to Machu Picchu my whole life. It
After 2,298 photographs, 588 blood sugar checks, 83 hours on buses and 24 different accommodations, we spend a whopping $10,690 in South America over 72 days. And before we go any further, we’d say it was worth every penny! It’s funny, Laura and I were chatting last night over dinner about what we might have
Lake Titacaca was gorgeous. It’s a large, deep lake in the Andes, shared between Peru and Bolivia. By volume of water, it is the largest lake in South America. It is also often called the highest navigable lake in the world, meaning it’s the highest one a very large boat could navigate around. It was a
Cusco, Peru was meant to be mostly a rest stop for us. It was the place that was going to stitch together our Machu Picchu and the Amazon trips, as we were going to stay in Cusco both before and after each. I didn’t expect a ton from the town, but Peter and I both
To be fair, we did this Amazon trip back in the beginning of May. But it’s incredible how quickly the time has passed since then! Here’s my belated summary of our Amazon tour. Peter and I knew we wanted to do the a trip to the Amazon during our time in South America. We just weren’t
“We’ll eat dinner here, and when it’s dark, we’ll hike to the treehouse to sleep. It’s about an hour hike, so make sure to pack whatever you need for the night,” our guide announced. We were on our second day of a four-day Amazon tour in Manú National Park, Peru. After driving as far into
There are not many things that will get me out of bed at 3:30 am, especially without a guaranteed coffee. However, for our visit to Machu Picchu, that’s exactly what we did. Peter and I had taken the train from Cusco to Aguas Calientes, the town at the base of Machu Picchu, the day prior.