Machu Picchu | A Walk with the Gods

There are places on this planet that have touched my heart so intensely and deeply that I actually had to cry because it felt so unreal to really be there. Like Machu Picchu, the legendary Inca ruins high in the Peruvian Andes. But like a lot of things in life, you will have to pay a certain price to be able to experience something most amazing… Continue reading

Cusco | Gateway to the Incas

If you ever had Machu Picchu on your bucket list schedule, you probably will not get past the historic capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco. Located at the foot of the Urubamba Valley, the city is today´s capital of the Cusco Region and Province and counts over 430,000 inhabitants. Not mentioning the annual two million visitors that find their way either via plane or foot to the mountain area. While most of the romance and adventure of foregoing ancient times may have passed, Cusco still remains exciting and different and is a great gateway to the Andes and the magical ruins of Machu Picchu. Continue reading

Cusco | Quinta San Blas by Ananay

When I did the planning for our post-cruise visit to the beautiful Peruvian highlands in December 2015, I was looking for an intimate, cosy and yet somehow stylish place to stay at. It should fulfill my minimum expectations in terms of comfort and convenience, should be excellently located for exploring the city and offer the peace and tranquility that I prefer for a restful night. Continue reading