I realised something on my Intrepid trip. I am most comfortable when I am uncomfortable. When I’m off balance. Unsure. When I’m vulnerable. Basically, when I’m traveling.
When I think of Peruvian cuisine, I think traditional. Juicy lomo saltado spiked with aji amarillo chillies. Tangy ceviche and a hit of chopped cilantro. But sushi? Not so much.
It was Friedrich Nietzsche that said “all truly great ideas are conceived by walking”, but Nietzsche had obviously never walked in Patagonia.
No phone. No internet. No cheating.
I had decided to tackle the Inca Trail during one of those life reassessments that every human experiences in their mid-30s.
Here we are in a house that now feels like a home, preparing dinner like a family…
The pines disappeared and legions of towering wax palms stood in their place. Salvador Dali definitely had a hand in Cocora’s design.
Youtube star and pro blogger Nadine Sykora knows a thing or two about travel. So when she says Patagonia blew her away, it pays to listen up.
Unless you’re an astronaut (if you are – can we be friends?), most of us will never walk on the moon. But on the Bolivian Altiplano, you can get pretty close.
Thing is, much as Cariocas (Rio locals) would love have you think it elsewise, Rio isn’t the only town to which Carnaval comes.