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South america, Travel diary

The famous Machu Picchu

visit machu picchu - peru - dancer with a backpackThe Machu Picchu, the unavoidable in Peru! For good reason, these ruins are amazing and full of energy. Here is the story of our visit to Machu Picchu.

We start our journey from Olantaytambo, we took a minibus from the Plaza del Armas. We paid 30 soles. The day before, we tried to book it in advance but it was always more expensive, no need to bother so. The bus took around 4 hours, on a road really narrow.  Read more

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South america, Travel diary

Cuzco and the sacred valley

cuzco and the sacred valley - peru - south america - dancer with a backpack

It’s been almost a month that we are in Peru now. We already saw so much and so many things happened! I had high expectations for Peru and it has not disappointed me. First I want to share with you what we saw in Cuzco and the sacred valley. This is where all the tourists are going, for good reasons, the area is full of archeological sites and amazing landscape. I had to make a selection of pictures, I took so many of them! Hope you like them as much as I do.

– Cuzco: the capital of the Inca empire, today there is few left from this time, the conquistadors destroyed almost everything to build churches. Read more

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South america, Travel diary

We almost did a trek!

Traveling long term, it’s great yes but sometimes things don’t go exactly as you planned, and that what happened to us a few days ago. Here was the plan, get to Chinchero where we already contacted someone to rent the camping equipment, and hike for 2 days to visit Choquequirao archeological site and then 2 days hike to come back. Well, we did get to Chinchero but that’s all.

We took the bus from Cuzco, but the stop is not inside Chinchero. It is on the main road at 18km of the village. We were hoping to get a cheap taxi, except that the driver said it was 50 soles… we argue that it was too expensive and start walking away. Read more

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South america, Travel diary

8 days to start discovering Brazil

tio de janeiro - dancer with a backpack

Here we are, our first destination of South America, Brazil! When we planned our trip we add to make some choices, because even when you are traveling for a long time you cannot see everything. We chose to still go to Brazil but only for 8 days. We spent 4 days in Rio and 3 days in Ilha Grande.

Rio de Janeiro

The capital of Brazil is huge, vibrant and messy. As soon as we get out of the airport it started to overwhelm us. We don’t speak Portuguese and Brazilian are saying that they speak Spanish Read more

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Africa, Travel diary

3 months in Burkina Faso

I’m back in France after almost 3 months in Burkina Faso. You may have noticed, I didn’t post a lot of articles on the blog. The reason is simple, it’s already so hard to analyze what was happening to me that I felt incapable to write about it. However, after these 3 months, I want to take time to tell you what I felt during my trip. There will be no city guide, I can’t tell you how to visit Burkina because I did it in a singular way and not like a tourist. So here are feelings that I felt in Burkina Faso, sometimes only one, sometimes all at the same time.

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