Day 9 – Cooking Class

Today’s main event was a cooking class that we signed up for to learn how to make some delicious Peruvian food. We booked a class online with Sky Kitchen and picked the class with the dishes I would actually eat lol. Our class started at 11am and went until about 2:30pm, making 4 different dishes:…

Day 8 – Huacachina

Started our day with a pickup time of 6:30am, which compared to our last few pickup times we were pretty excited about how much we got to sleep in. We took a bus called PeruHop. The bus stops in a few different locations and you can make your schedule however you want! Since we don’t…

Day 7 – Fancy food

Slept in as late as possible today before we had to check out of our hostel in Cusco. We got a quick and delicious breakfast in Cusco before heading back to Lima. Once we got to Lima we went for a walk along the ocean. There is a lot of smog + overcast so it…

Day 6 -Rainbow Mountain 

Our morning started off with a bright and early 2:15am pickup. Since we didn’t get in to Cusco the night before until 10pm we were running on only a few hours of sleep. The bus ride to our drop-off spot was a nice 3hours long. About 2.5 hours into the ride the bus stopped working….

Day 5 – Machu Picchu 

The buses start heading to Machu Picchu at 5:30am so we got up bright and early at 4:30am to eat and then go wait in line for the bus. Once we arrived, we started exploring the grounds and made our way to the entrance for Wayna Picchu. Exploring the grounds At 7am we were allowed…

Day 4 – Aguas Calientes 

Started off the morning with an early train ride to take us to Aguas Calientes (the town below Machu Picchu). The train was super comfortable and they even gave us a drink and a snack like on an airplane.  Angelina did not like my train selfie at 7am Once we arrived in Aguas Calientes we…

Day 3 – Cusco

Today started off waking up with a massive headache, likely from the high altitude. Lots of water and Tylenol helped. We went to Jack’s Cafe (as recommended by my brother Jack) and got some delicious breakfast. After breakfast we headed to Sacsayhaman, which was a long hike up to get to the ruins. View during…

Day 2 – Lima & Cusco

Our day started with an early morning to explore Lima Center before out flight to Cusco. We decided to do the cheapest route and take a bus, which was definitely an adventure in itself. Our first bus was basically a minivan with more seats and they stuffed soooooo many people in it. Thankfully, the guy…

Day 1 – Flying to Lima!

Today was simply just flying and waiting. Our flight left Chicago at 5am and we had a 7 hour layover in Fort Lauderdale. Thankfully we dodged the huge storm hitting Florida! We finally made it to Lima at 10pm and are getting some sleep for an early morning tomorrow! Our first picture in Peru!