Monthly Archives: February 2013

Floods in Ollantaytambo

Generally speaking Peru has 2 seasons, wet and dry. The rainy season hits Peru every January – March, bringing clouds and rain daily. Usually, the rivers swell some, crops flourish, some of the mountain sides slide and the world rolls on. This year has been a bit of an exception. This rainy season has bought […]

At long last: Ollanta!

So far, Ollantaytambo, affectionatly called Ollanta by many, has been as lovely a town as the people I’ve met within its walls. It was founded in the 15th century by the Incan ruler Pachacuti and is best known as being the last successful stronghold against the spanish conquistadors. Today, the city is considered a “living […]

Journey of a Lifetime? The Andean Explorer

Well, I can finally say that I’m sitting in Ollantaytambo, in my very own office, with working wifi (kind of. Maybe 25% of the time), writing this blog. I’ve made it to home sweet home for the next 6 months and I couldn’t be more excited. I think I’m ready to settle down for a […]