I’m still in Cusco, Peru and feeling ready to move on and to do it quickly. I’ve been here for 11 days (including the Salkantay Trail and Macu Picchu), so it’s time to go. I’ll be taking a Bolivia Hop bus with “The Davids”, two guys on the Salkantay Trail both named David from Eastern Germany. The bus is well reviewed and will be taking us to Copacabana, Boliva where I hope to do the Isla Del Sol at Lake Titicaca. Then it’s on to La Paz, Bolivia as a home base for biking down The Death Road and Uyuni. From there I’ll move into Chile and make my way down by bus to Valparaiso, Chile for awesome street art, then Santiago, Chile to catch my plane to Easter Island, one of the most remote civilizations in the world!! I’m happy to say I’ve booked the flight and I’ll be headed to Easter Island late February then to New Zealand early March to live in a van down by the river for a month or two!! I may even have some company on that part of my trek…only time will tell.
The plans are all very “touristy”…but that doesn’t mean they’re bad. After just chilling in Colombia and soaking in the culture for a month, I’m fine with swinging the pendulum to the touristy side. I’ll just need to be prepared for the gimmicks and headaches that come along with that. Also, after not having a plan for a few months, it feels nice to have a “goal” and an actual flight date in the future to work towards. Hopefully it lights a fire under my ass to go out and explore a bit more as well. I hope to make the best of my next month and a half in South America. Wish me luck and keep liking my photos on instagram!
Peruvians and Rasgos del Sur Salkantay Trail Trek
I’d like to apologize for my previous post. Thinking on it more I’ve actually really enjoyed the Peruvian people, I think I just booked with a very average tour company for our Salkantay Trail trek, Rasgos del Peru. However, for what we paid it was absolutely worth hit…here’s a good article on the trek and the company.
click here for Bolivia border crossing for US citizens advice.
Flights – I usually don’t work to hard and I check kayak.com and google flights…this time google flights got me the cheapest.
Hope you’re excitedly planning life in your part of the world.
Eric the WanderGrad