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Great Places to Backpack in South America

South America is a huge continent of diverse people's, nations, and cultures. The continent is also home to some of the most picturesque and accessible nature-areas in the world, as well as many local economies centered on tourism with an emphasis on simple living and affordability. Geographically, South America also offers a wide variety of landscapes to explore. From dense jungles and rainforests to snow- ...

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Seeing Machu Picchu and How Surprised I was.

    Today was the day that I have always dreamed of, seeing Machu Picchu! I was so excited that waking up at 5am felt like nothing. All I wanted to do was get up to the site and start exploring.   Konrad and I already booked everything prior to this day since we knew getting tickets for Machu Picchu in the village of Aguas Calientes would be trouble. Once we reached the site, our climb to rea ...

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2nd Day in Peru – Aguas Calientes

Our second day in Peru was filled with much excitement. We were on our way to the village of Aguas Calientes, the “doorway town” to Machu Picchu. We planned our journey from Cusco to Aguas Calientes a few months prior to the trip, but we never really anticipated how crazy this journey would end up being. Our first step was to figure out how to reach the village of Ollantaytambo, since this was the town we w ...

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IT’S ALL BOOKED!…. part one.

During the last few weeks, I have been busy making Peru plans. Each day was a day of researching of what to see and where to stay. Finally yesterday, I finished all the booking and planning! My boyfriend and I are going on an 11 days adventure to Peru! We are going from Oct 5th to Oct 15th. Since my time off work is limited, we had to make our trip a fast pace backpacking adventure. I first started planning ...

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Peru… My Next Destination!

Lately, I have been hearing everyone talking about traveling and I think this has got under my skin. So in October I am going to Peru! I have decided, I need a trip and a real backpacking trip. This is my plan… well so far. First step - Flight from Toronto to Lima. I am not so excited about Lima, so I am going to go directly to Puno to see Lake Titicaca and visit the Floating Islands of Uros. I plan to stay ...

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Backpackers Evacuated from Machu Picchu

Traveling is fun. Backpacking is adventurous. But what happens when Mother Nature plays a trick on you? About 2,500 tourists were evacuated via helicopter following the mudslides that stranded backpackers on the Machu Picchu site on Thursday night. Most of them were transported to a nearby village and then hopped on buses to reach the nearest town called Cusco. An air operation was necessary because the mud ...

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