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Making a Trail

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Monthly Archives: May 2014

We fly back tomorrow night. The internet at our hotel in Buenos Aires is the worst so we haven’t been able to upload anything. We’ll catch up when we get home. We saw lots of cool amazon critters in Iguazu. My iron levels are likely sky high thanks to a steady diet of steaks and […]

Despite Mike’s insistence that Iguazu falls resembled Jurassic Park, we didn’t see any dinosaurs. We did, however, see some pretty awesome wild animals just roaming around the park. We spotted these little rodents sneaking around. They are called “agouti” and they look like a cross between a rabbit and a squirrel. Supposedly, there are also […]

The internet isn’t the best at the Iguazu Sheraton, so I’m going to keep it short. We hiked around the lower and upper trails of the falls and got some great pictures yesterday. The falls are absolutely huge and the rumble of thousands of gallons of water is constant, we can hear it in bed […]

Behind Hong Kong, I think Buenos Aires was my second favorite big city that we have visited. In large part, this is thanks to the amazing food, nice people, and general metropalitan feel of this place. Buenos Aires is known for its beef and the best place to get a good steak is at one […]

We’re here and safe. Looking forward to some serious steak eating and enjoying the city which is said to be the Paris of South America. They love fernet branca here, which is the unofficial drink of San Francisco. Strangely, it makes me feel at home. They drink it mixed with coca cola, which I’ll have […]

Becky finished her Machu Picchu posts, they can be found here: part 1 & part 2 We updated our list of top things from our trip on the navigation bar to the right, Machu Picchu has eclipsed pretty much everything else, and now sits at number one. We leave Peru tomorrow and head to Argentina. […]

So we went to Machu Picchu. It was probably the most impressive thing I’ve ever seen. Becky is working on a few posts about it, so I’ll leave that to her. In between some long train rides, early mornings, and battling the altitude we’ve had a lot of fun. Becky speaks great Spanish and gets […]

Machu Picchu is part of a larger group of historic cultural sites called the sacred valley. This valley and it’s imposing mountains hold numerous ruins and artifacts of Incan and even pre-Incan origin. Indeed, some sites, such as Choquequirau, have only been rediscovered in the last decade. There is more information on those discoveries here. […]

We woke up bright and early on our second day in Aguas Calientes in order to beat the crowds and to be ready for our full day at Machu Picchu. When we arrived in the park, a lot of the Alpacas were still sleeping and we had to sneak by some of them to get […]

Machu Picchu has been on my bucket list since I learned about it in my high school Spanish class. It’s the main reason I dragged Mike to Peru in the first place. You can hike the Inca trail (4 day schlep) or get there by train, but either way they don’t call it a “pilgrimage” […]