The fortress of Chachapoyas: A kingdom forgotten by people and neglected by archeologists

Located on the ridge overlooking the Utcubamba valley in Northern Peru, the 600 m long, 19 m high fortress wall encompasses the once-well planned city of about 400 houses. The Kuelap fortress (meaning Cloud forest) has for centuries, guarded the secret of the Chachapoyan civilization. Continue reading “The fortress of Chachapoyas: A kingdom forgotten by people and neglected by archeologists”

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5 most scenic routes to Macchu Pichu that you did not know about

They say it is all about the journey! Hell yeah its about the journey! It is the journey that gives you a thousand memories of hard work, of unexpected twists and turns, of bitter failures and sweet sweet success! I want to make one such journey a memorable one for you! The journey to one of the “seven wonders of the modern world”: Macchu Pichu! Continue reading “5 most scenic routes to Macchu Pichu that you did not know about”

Backpacker’s secret: How to prepare for your first backpacking trip

This is a welcome post – for first time backpackers. There is no doubt in the fact that you are going to be a part of an exhilarating experience (some bitter some better ;)). First things first, lets “Cheers” – to making bad decisions and to adventurous times ahead!  Continue reading “Backpacker’s secret: How to prepare for your first backpacking trip”

10 things that you can do in Peru, besides Machu Pichu

I sat there waiting for the curtain of mist to draw away, so I could get that one picture of the majestic Machu Pichu, but of course the most sought after Peruvian destination plays hard to get. And rightly so – tons of people flock to Peru every year to hike to these beautiful Incan ruins in Cuzco. The stone Incan houses made to perfection, the beautiful terraces and temples, all of it surrounded by tall Andean mountains: it is a sight worth seeing. Continue reading “10 things that you can do in Peru, besides Machu Pichu”

Birds of a feather flocking together -2

This post is a continuation of Part 1 of this series: Birds of a feather flocking together. Continue reading “Birds of a feather flocking together -2”

Birds of a feather flocking together -1

In April/May-2015, I made my first backpacking trip. To South America. Solo – Wohooooo! No doubt, it was scary until I reached Peru. But, the moment I landed, I just knew it was going to be the first of many more. There was so much that I explored, experienced and embibed! South America, especially Peru, is one of the favorite destinations among backpackers and tourists! From Machu Picchu in the mighty Andes and the dense Amazon Jungle, to deep canyons and a beautiful coast, it has it all and no one wants to miss it. Continue reading “Birds of a feather flocking together -1”

You gotta love Mexico

December 2014, my husband and I, flew to Mexico for the Christmas break. What a trip it was. So much that I want to share – things to do, things not to do, lessons learnt etc. Continue reading “You gotta love Mexico”

Beaches and forests, volcanoes and temples – an all inclusive Balinese honeymoon

We visited Bali in December 2013 for our honeymoon. December is not the best month to go to Bali – it is too rainy, hot and humid. But that did not deter us from exploring this beautiful place. We stayed in Seminyak and Nusa Dua – to experience the the beautiful Bali beaches of Nusa Dua and the equally amazing temples, forests, paddy fields of Seminyak, Kuta and Ubud. Continue reading “Beaches and forests, volcanoes and temples – an all inclusive Balinese honeymoon”