On bicheros, damaged face & epiphany (1)

When my last workaway employer was warning me of bicheros (Peruvian guys who have sex with foreign women for money) I was just laughing: Seriously? So, you have to pay for it? It was much less funny when I met one of them face-to-face… But I will start from the beginning: All my new friends left Cusco already while I was still ‘stuck’ there, waiting for … Continue reading On bicheros, damaged face & epiphany (1)

On beauty (2)

Rocky chill out day Another chilly morning. We evacuated from the tent once it started ‘melting’. We found a shelter at a rocky island, having breakfast and spending ‘mountain’, countless minutes under your warm sleeping bag, letting the sun burn our faces. You must know that the mountain time zone follows completely other rules than our ‘human being’ agreed time zone.  The time stretches or … Continue reading On beauty (2)

On beauty (1)

Dear Martin, It’s my non-farewell gift for both us so that we won’t forget this bjuuuuutiful time spent together in the Peruvian wilderness. Ghosts are just behind you It was hard to leave the predictable Cusco routine built at my comfy workaway apartment and headed to chilly mountains of Ausangate. Especially because I just started getting warm after the treks from last week. But it … Continue reading On beauty (1)

La Ma Land

Although I didn’t really recover from the Savage Trail yet, I decided to spend some days exploring the Lares Valley. To make it a little bit easier for myself, I decided to skip the first part of the trek because it was just leading from one village to another anyway. And I obviously wanted to go directly into the wild. So, my starting point was … Continue reading La Ma Land

Savage trail

When I finally arrived in Cusco after a nightmare bus ride caused by the broken engine and a vision of being frozen to death, I was dying to go straight into action, being serious preparation for a 5-day Salkantay trek. I took a well-deserved hot shower and started my search expedition. I needed: gas water purification tablets/drops a lot of food. At the hostel they … Continue reading Savage trail

Mr. Misti

You know how the things go when you are staying at hostels with good vibes. You have a breakfast with your eyes half open and then the things start happening. The same thing here in Arequipa, la ciudad blanca (the white city), where people tend to spend much more time than they were planning to. This lovely city is like a vacuum or a magnet: … Continue reading Mr. Misti