Having breakfast with our flashlights was a first! We had to wake up at 4:30 am and breakfast at 5:00 am before the sunrise; the solar lights in the dining room already went out of power so we luckily we had our flashlights. Breakfast was the same basic thing as previous day – eggs and… Read More The Ultimate Altitude Challenge – 15,000 Feet in Bolivia
The 2nd day of our Bolivian adventure started with a decent breakfast including sausages, eggs, bread, and teas. With limited resource in Uyuni area, there was no fresh milk, there was only powdered milk for the tea and coffee.The powdered milk made me think of baby formulas haha. After the quick breakfast at 7 am,… Read More Colorful Lagoons of Bolivia
We arrived La Paz at 6:27 AM and the line through immigration was a breeze because we obtained our visas prior to the trip. There was a separate line for visa on arrival and only one booth processing the application. The airport is pretty small where the international “terminal” is next to the domestic terminal so… Read More Chinese New Year at Uyuni Salt Flat, Bolivia for the Mirror Effect
What’s a good place to travel over the President’s Day long weekend? Everywhere within the USA is either expensive or cold; middle of winter at home. Where is warm, good weather, and not expensive in February? The Southern Hemisphere! That reminded me of February-April are the best time of the year to see the “mirror… Read More How I Crazily Spent a Long Weekend in Bolivia to See the Mirror Effect – Planning and Routing
Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, all these years in my bucket list…it finally came true! And by the way, it was Thanksgiving Day so I was very thankful that we were able to visit this unique place! Our Peru Rail Vistadome train leave directly from our hotel (Tambo del Inka) train station at 6:50 am; we were… Read More Peru Day 4 – Machu Picchu!!!
Finally after days of working remotely, my true vacation started at noon! First, our morning started with a delicious breakfast in our lovely hotel. This time, I ordered the made to order omelette which was included in our free breakfast, it was tasty! Right before noon, we checked out the hotel and waited at the… Read More Peru Part 3 – Half Day Trip to Moray Ruins and Salinas de Maras
My workday alarm rang at 5:15 am and instead of driving to work, I was standing on our room’s balcony to see the sunrise. That sunrise in Cusco was beautiful as it lit up the orange colored roof tiles into shades of golden yellow! But I had to turn on my work laptop and “back… Read More Peru Part 2 – Cusco and Shops
I couldn’t believe it, and those whom I told to said I am crazy, I made a last minute trip to Machu Picchu during Thanksgiving week! Technically speaking, I already used up my vacation days for the remaining of the year so I did work remotely from Monday to Wednesday; I have both Thursday (Thanksgiving)… Read More Peru Part I – A First Step Into South America!
Machu Picchu has been on my bucket list for years and since I never have been to South America, I just don’t know where to start with planning…all I know was Machu Picchu has a limit on number of visitors per day so need to book way in advanced….thus the trip has been delayed for… Read More How I Plan a Last Minute Trip to Machu Picchu!