Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Weekend

Gyeongju Cherry Blossom Weekend   This weekend I took a trip to Gyeongju to see the cherry blossoms! I mentioned in my March update post that last weekend in Seoul was really bad for whatever reason. So this little get away was exactly the refreshing trip that I needed. I had been wanting to visit…

Puerto Maldonado – Weekend in the Amazon

I wasn't originally supposed to go on this trip. But at the very last minute I suddenly realized that I'd be an idiot to go to Peru and NOT see the Amazon. It was not at all what I expected it to be. It was much more subdued, more powerful, and significantly less scary than it's made…

Bienvenidos a Amantaní – Lake Titicaca

When people think of Peru, I imagine what comes to mind is either Machu Picchu or llamas. And those are very accurate assessments as far as I'm concerned. There are indeed a surprising number of llamas and Machu Picchu is arguably the most historically significant landmark in the country. But what ended up being my favorite…

Machu Picchu – There and Back Again.

I imagine it's not easy being one of the "New 7 Wonders of the World." People are always questioning if you're really all that you're cracked up to be and you have to constantly live up to everyone's expectations. It's a tough act. But if you're Machu Picchu, you always deliver. I've been lucky enough to…