We yearned for a fresh escape out of Quito, the smoggy capital of Ecuador. We planned a little day trip to the surrounding mountains to get a closer look at the Pichincha volcano and admire the city from above.
An easy day trip option from the capital Helsinki, Torronsuo swamp area offers beautiful but rough outdoor routes to explore.
On Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest altitude lake in Bolivia, is an island, which is believed to be the birthplace of the sun itself. A short ferry…… Read more “Lake Titicaca: Isla del Sol”
Ancient Buddhist monasteries, Shaolin monks and 10 000 steps to heaven.
Machu Picchu in Peru, the ancient city of Incas, one of the world’s seven wonders. What to expect? HOW TO GET THERE? First of all, Machu Picchu…… Read more “Machu Picchu: Visiting the ancient city”
5 days and over 90 kilometers. Over a mountain pass and down to the jungle, we followed the famous Salkantay route to the ancient city of the…… Read more “Salkantay trek: Walking to Machu Picchu”
Visiting Lake Baikal, what is considered to be the oldest lake on earth, in the heart of Siberia. After a few days in a train, it was…… Read more “Lake Baikal: the Pearl of Siberia”
Laguna Humantay in the altitude of 4200 masl, rewards everyone who conquers it with breathtaking views and stunning scenery over the Andean valleys. It’s crazy how the…… Read more “Laguna Humantay: Glacial lake high in the Andes”
A stunning mountain of seven colors, high in the elevation of 5200 m asl, are you up for the challenge? A couple of hours away from Cusco,…… Read more “Day trip from Cusco: Rainbow Mountain”
This former volcano is nowadays known as a great day trip destination and for its beautiful crystal clear lake. Quilotoa Crater is a nice escape from the…… Read more “Day trip from Quito: Quilotoa Crater”