May 2017

Ahuashiyacu: a waterfall and a legend

By | May 9th, 2017|Categories: Peru|Tags: , , , |

After a month in the Amazonian city of Tarapoto, I got to the Ahuashiyacu waterfall, a place I have heard a lot of since the first time I got here. It is in fact, one of the most visited attractions in the region. Not only the 15 meters fall of water took my breath away, but [...]

March 2017

Floods in Peru: traveling in the beginning of a natural disaster

By | March 28th, 2017|Categories: Peru|Tags: , , , |

  The day had arrived!  I was waiting so long for this moment. Embarking on a new adventure to one of the most exotic destinations in the world, the Amazon, filled me with excitement.  The place in question?  A little town in the province of San Martin called Tarapoto.  Why was I moving there? Well, [...]

Three days in Huaraz: Carnival, a Yunza-party and a lake

By | March 7th, 2017|Categories: Adventure travel, Peru|Tags: , , , , |

So here I was after an 8+ hour night bus ride from Trujillo, ready to have a not-so-usual weekend in Huaraz. To be honest, I shouldn’t take this break now, since I was going to play piano for an audience the very next Friday, and I needed to practice. Besides, I needed to focus on [...]

Lake 69 or die!

By | March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Peru, Trekking|Tags: , , , , , , |

It was just going to be a weekend break from my routine in Trujillo. However, adventure follows me wherever I go… or is it me that unconsciously look after it? My friend Alfredo told me about an Andean party he was invited to, called Yunza, where people dance around a tree and hit it [...]

December 2016

Pacasmayo beach: a secret kept for the few

By | December 11th, 2016|Categories: Beach, Peru|Tags: , , |

I have spent the night in a tent under some palm trees facing the sea. I wake up to the sound of the waves crushing melodically into the rocks. It is early morning, and the white herons have already started playing on the shore. Seagulls are flying around following the fishermen that come back from [...]