Win A Free Trip To Machu Picchu

On January 11th, the Karikuy Organization rolled out its 3rd annual win a free trip to Machu Picchu contest. While every year since its inception we have brought you a different type of contest, we decided that this year we would give the artists; the creative minds out there the opportunity to participate and win the contest. For that reason this years contest is a t-shirt design competition. We are basically looking for the most creative and cool looking t-shirt a mind can create. [Continue reading...]

Our Favorite Restaurants of 2010

In 2010 the Karikuy volunteers and myself made it a habit of trying to find the tastiest food in Lima, Peru and around the country. We would check out recommendations by taxi drivers, chefs and people from all walks of life to find the gems of South America’s culinary capital and beyond. The following list is made up of our favorite places to eat, these are the restaurants we constantly came back to, as well as some that we found during our travels around the country. [Continue reading...]

The Real Price of Water: The Future's Rare Resource

Can someone really understand climate change if it has no impact on his/her daily life? Our routines are all similar; head to the bathroom, brush our teeth, flush the toilet, take a shower, turn on our computers. We’ll head to the fridge and even keep the thing open for a good 5 minutes while we decide what we’ll have for breakfast. Those of us blessed to have a green patch of earth will water our lawns or watch the pool man do his job while we read the paper, all the while ignoring the really important articles on page 6. The stories that tell us that one day we’ll wake up, head to the bathroom and they’ll be no water for us to brush our teeth, no water to flush our excrement or to clean ourselves. Our computers lay idle because the hydro electric plant that produces our energy does not receive enough water to power its turbines. Of our picture perfect neighborhoods becoming dusty wastelands as desertification creeps in, claiming a generation of ignorance and leaving our children stranded in a mess we created. [Continue reading...]

Top Picks for Peru: My Ideal Itinerary

Are you planning a trip to Peru and want ideas on how to best spend your time? While travel guides are useful at advising us which hostel is the cleanest and friendliest or where the closest ATM is, they often don’t cut it for assisting us plan out the ideal route to explore a country. [Continue reading...]

Our Favorite Hostels of 2010

From now until the end of the year we will be having a year end blog-a-thon where we will be putting together our favorite things to see and do in Peru. Being that traveling is our main area of focus on this blog (as well as getting your bucks worth), we thought it best to start by highlighting our favorite hostels from a year of intensive travelling. After the jump is a location specific list of hostels you should have in mind when visiting Peru on a budget. [Continue reading...]

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