Amazing chocolatier Chaqchao, this place makes incredible vegan dark chocolate, has cooking courses, a great shop, glass window viewing of the factory and the most gorgeous cafe with of course great hot chocolate! But also delicious coffee and sweet treats, this raspberry and peanut butter fudge cake was sooooo good! If you love chocolate and your in Arequipa still should be on your list of things to do!
Descending the 1400m drop into the Apurimac valley on the hike to #choquequirao
The light coming through the valley was amazing! I loved the way it hit these weird trees with cacti growing on their branches... Are the cacti part of the tree or just having a party in it @cacti_explorer ?
The last of Peru, I promise! 🎥 From mountains to rain forests and everything in between... how can you compress an incredible four day experience into just one minute? Well, you can’t, but here are a few snippets of the truly indescribable experience. Would you ever consider doing the hike? 🏕
Si no tuviste la oportunidad de conocer, explorar, y admirar el Otoño 2018, en el Parque Nacional Conguillio, nunca es tarde . Planea tu viaje para el Otoño 2019. If you did not have the opportunity to see, explore, and admire the fall 2018, in Conguillio National Park, it's never too late. Plan your trip for fall 2019. Araucania PC: @jpquintul
Ice cream buddies! In Chaltura, there is a family owned tienda where they make their own ice cream daily. Besides the usual flavors of mora, Oreo, piña, guanábana - they also have avocado, queso, café, ají (hot pepper) and cerveza. You can get two flavors for $0.75. My favorites are queso and café. Kurt likes café and ají. Karianne enjoyed the café flavor.
🇧🇷 Quando fomos para a Amazônia pela primeira vez, partimos de lá com o sonho de retornar e viver a região de uma forma mais verdadeira, dormindo na casa de quem nasceu e cresceu na floresta, ouvindo suas histórias de vida, participando do seu dia-a-dia. Uma forma que ainda geraria renda para os anfitriões! Hoje, através do #Amazoniando , não só nós, mas todos os viajantes da @brazilian.do, têm a oportunidade de se hospedar na casa de famílias locais, criar uma real conexão com quem vive ali e ter uma experiência de viagem autêntica e transformadora! Sonho realizado! ✨ Vem Amazoniar com a gente 💚
🇺🇸 When we went to the Amazon rainforest for the first time, we left it dreaming about going back to live this region in a truer way: sleeping in the home of those who were born and grew up in the forest, listening to their life stories, taking part in their daily life. A way that would still generate income for the hosts! Today, through #Amazoniando , not only us, but all of our travelers, have the opportunity to stay in the home of local families, create a real connection with those who live there and have an authentic and transforming travel experience! A dream come true! ✨ Come to the Amazon with us 💚
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A short story about my ankle band on my left foot: It was August 2016 when I travelled through colombia. Two months after the Colombian government agreed on a peace treaty with the Guerillas - armistice after 50 years! .
What does this have to do with my wristband? Well, it was a beautiful sunny day in Taganga when an old guy approached us at the beach. He asked us to tell us a story - and we listened. He was telling us how the country suffered from this war, how he suffered and how thankful he is that we are here - in Colombia as a traveller. He asked me to do him a favour and I agreed: “Leo, please spread the word that we are a safe country and that we are free. we need you travellers and tourists, colombia needs you.” While he was saying this he put this band around my ankle - in the colours of Colombia 🇨🇴 He held my ankle really tight for a couple of seconds and continued: “you always have a home in colombia, Leo. He cried. .
Remembering this, I instantly get goose bumps. About hot emotional he was, and about how amazing this trip actually was. I still wear this ankle band, and I always will. Thank you Luis, I really hope you’re doing well and you’re happy! Will come back home at some point for sure! 🇨🇴 .
I always tell you about the places I visit, I rarely share with you specific feelings about certain moments and that’s what I want now, with this picture of Arequipa at night.
I was in the rooftop of my hotel, it was a little bit cold, I had arrived that morning after a long bus ride and spent the day wandering around the city. I was tired. I sat down and contemplated the view, I was alone and at that particular moment in time I felt lonely. •
I had this awesome view and wanted to share it with someone, but I had no one around and sometimes there are special thoughts, views, feelings you want to share with others.
Anyways, that was it, just a moment; when I started traveling solo I knew there might be times like this one, but I also knew that solo traveling gives you the chance to meet some awesome people when you allow yourself to open the doors for others. Don’t get me wrong, I love traveling solo and I’m gonna keep doing it since, most of the time, I feel completely at peace and happy. • •Solo travelers, do you ever feel lonely? •
That’s Santa Catalina Monastery and the Cathedral by the way :) and the pic was taken from a rooftop in San Lazaro neighborhood.