Erin Explores

by Erin Elaine

Trujillo, Peru (July ’16)

My last stop was in Trujillo. I didn’t like it much, partly because it didn’t live up to the other cities I’d already seen on that trip, and partly because … Continue reading

September 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

The food of Lima, Peru (July ’16)

Being a coastal city, Lima is known for its great ceviche – raw fish (usually white fleshed ocean fish) cured in lime juice and flavored with chili peppers, cilantro, and … Continue reading

August 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Lima, Peru (Jul 2016) – Chorillos and Barranco

Trying to walk to Barranco and also see the beaches, we cut down to the shore next to Miraflores – I wouldn’t recommend this as it involved crossing a multi-lane … Continue reading

August 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

Lima Peru (July 2016) – Architecture, Cats, Art

It’s been a year since I was there and the memories are starting to fade, so forgive me if I’m not overly wordy. Miraflores Park – home to  several dozen … Continue reading

August 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Lake Titicaca, Peru (July ’16)

Yes, I’m very very very behind!! I was originally going to spend a day and a half each on the Uros and Taquile, but food poisoning kicked in right before, … Continue reading

June 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Inca Trail, Day 4 (Machu Picchu)

What you need to know before you hike the Inca Trail Inca Trail, Day 1 Inca Trail, Day 2 Inca Trail, Day 3 Day 4 – Wiñay Wayna to Machu … Continue reading

March 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Inca Trail, Day 3

[What you need to know before you hike the Inca Trail] [Inca Trail, Day 1] [Inca Trail, Day 2] Day 3 – Pacaymayu to Wiñay Wayna (16km/10mi total. It was … Continue reading

February 15, 2017 · Leave a comment

Inca Trail, Day 2

[Inca Trail, Day 1] Day 2 – Ayapata to Warmiwañusca (5km/3mi, 900m/2950ft elevation gain) then downhill 6km to camp at Pacaymayu at 3400m. I was feeling pretty good the first … Continue reading

November 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Inca Trail, Day 1

I’ve wanted to do the Inca Trail ever since I first heard about it in 2010. This June I finally got to do it! I was especially proud that I … Continue reading

September 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

What you need to know before you hike the Inca Trail

1. It’s hard! This can’t be emphasized enough. You are walking for 8 hours a day for 3 days in a row. Most of that walking is either gaining or … Continue reading

August 24, 2016 · 1 Comment

Cusco (Peru)

Cusco was by far my favorite city in Peru. Cusco is the jumping-off city for the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, but don’t rush through the city itself. It’s a … Continue reading

July 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

Colca Canyon (Peru)

While staying in Arequipa I did a day trip to Colca Canyon. It was really beautiful and I wish I’d stayed the night and had more time to see the … Continue reading

July 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Arequipa (Peru)

With my Inca Trail date set, I had about a week in Peru before I started hiking. In order to reduce the risk of altitude sickness, I started my month … Continue reading

July 20, 2016 · Leave a comment