The Inca Jungle Trail

Day 1 – Downhill Mountain Biking At around 6AM, we were picked up from our hostel and brought to a bus with a large group of other trekkers.  We drove for a while (I can’t say how long, as I was in and out of conciousness – after a week of partying,...

Cuzco for Christmas!

On the 21st, after a long, uncomfortable overnight bus ride, we pulled into Cuzco and headed straight for Loki hostel. As we pulled up in the cab, we saw the few people we knew were staying there heading out for their 4-day trek up to Machu Picchu. We got to say some...

Chiclayo, Lima and Huacachina

Chiclayo is a large, bustling town, where we found a cheap but nice hotel not far from the bus station. It was conveniently located on a street with plenty of restaurants, shops, and most importantly, right next to a little casino where  I won 55 soles on a 1 sol bet...

Macora Madness

Mancora was essentially a non-stop party the entire time we were there. Tons of friends, new and old, lounging, swimming (mostly in the pool here at Loki hostel, but yesterday we went into the ocean and got absolutely crushed by gigantic waves), sipping cocktails and...

Quito, Baños, Mancora. Oh my.

After my Galapagos trip, I returned to Quito for a few more days of fun.  Robby and I left town on Sunday, making tracks for Baños.  Despite its funny name (it doesn’t really mean bathroom… it’s named for a number of natural hot springs in the area),...