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Journey to the Living Descendants of the INCAS – Final

There I was, standing at 5200 meters (17,000 Feet) in altitude at the top the Peruvian Andes, the Apus / Father Mountains, embracing me with their radiant warmth. The cold wind whipped through my hair though, and I sucked in large gulps of air to get oxygen. Looking behind meRead More

Crazy Bus Rides, Caribbean Beaches & Colombian Hospitality

“How will I ever get out of this labyrinth?” — Simón Bolívar A wave of nausea hit me as the bus raced around yet another corner at breakneck speed. I looked out the window in panic, trying to focus on something that would help bring my bearings back into alignment.Read More

Journey to the Living Descendants of the Incas – Part 3

As the sun peeked out from behind the clouds, we were all smiles and began setting up both our sleeping tent and storage marquee. That first day we simply got settled in with our surroundings and got accustomed to the high altitude and the fresh mountain air of the remoteRead More

Journey to the Living Descendants of the Incas – Part 2

The 1983 Pickup truck rumbled up the winding, foggy Peruvian roads. Inside, my brains swished from left to right, in time with the violent jerking bumps that were part of our journey. Mum, Dad, and Lalika joined me in the elaborately choreographed dance routine of smashing into the truck’s sidesRead More

Journey to the Living Descendants of the Incas – Part 1

The six of us almost tumbled out of the taxi, with our food, camping equipment, buckets, candles, backpacks and butane gas canisters overwhelming the normally micro-sized taxis of Cusco. It seemed we had one minute to get the last bus out of town that was heading towards the small villageRead More

Trekking in Ecuador’s Andes

Meeting my horse As the sun dawned on the beautiful mountains of Vilcabamba making them look Golden, there was an excitement among a certain family who had certain kids who today would ride a horse for the first time. Those kids happened to be my brother Lalika and I. AfterRead More