What to see in Cusco

Cusco is the perfect city in which to set off on a variety of excursions, either to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley, or in the direction of high, colorful mountains. I liked it so much that I was stuck for a month in Cusco. It is a…

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Salkantay Trek in Peru without a guide

The Salkantay Trek is a nearly 90-km trek that in four nights and five days of sun, snow, Inca ruins, climbs, rivers, bridges, glaciers, smiles, coffee and tropical fruit plantations, shelters in the middle of nowhere, tremendous leg pain, coca leaves, tears, 5:30 a.m. wake-ups, six layers…

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