How did I do it?

Ok, here I am claiming I have a wonderful vacation life. And it is true! I’m now 33 years old – Jesus age – and can say my years BC (Before Current) were, truly, wonderful and mostly vacationing. You might be wondering how I did it, so the time has come for me to reveal…

Rio de Janeiro – The Basics

  Ok. You are in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Before you put your speedo on and get drunk on caipirinhas at the beach, please take time to read this. Rio de Janeiro is an amazing city – it is actually known as the “Cidade Maravilhosa” (Wonderful city). You will see. And you will feel comfortable…

Machu Picchu & my life enlightenment

That is it. After 20 days traveling by train or bus, and four days walking, we couldn’t wait to step into where it would be the apex of our trip. Expectations were high – but Machu Picchu didn’t disappoint. We woke up at 4AM, had a quick breakfast, and headed out of our lodge in…

Salkantay Trail – Days 3 & 4

On day 3 we were reaching our limits, our body ached and we desperately needed a shower. The baby wipes were not quite doing the job! When we finally crossed a little river, we toop a dip, in spite of the temperature outside (perhaps around 15C) and the freezing water. Nonetheless, it was good to…

Salkantay Trail Day 2

After a tough Day 1, here is what I wrote on my 2005 diary: At 5:30 in the morning, our guide, Carlito, was already screaming: “Come on, chicas! Time to wake up!” e brought us a coke tea. This tea is magical and instantly makes you feel great. If you haven’t been to Bolivia or…