Peru

Machu Picchu in Photos | Peru

Getting to the iconic Machu Picchu proved to be daunting, mainly because a regional protest around the archeological sites against privatization of the parks stranded me in Ollantaytambo for a couple of days. Parks were closed around the Sacred Valley, and the main way to get to Aguas Calientes, today renamed as Ciudad Machu Picchu, […]


Faces of the Sacred Valley in Photos | Peru

The region of the Sacred Valley is truly amazing. There are so many things to do and see, but besides the wonderful vistas and landscapes, this is a place with incredibly warm and welcoming people, diverse and rich in cultural traditions. Over the few days I spent wandering the area I not only photographed the […]


Sacred Valley in Photos, from Cusco to Ollantaytambo | Peru

The sun is just about to break. It’s almost five in the morning and the night bus from Puno is pulling into the Cusco terminal. It was a long ride but I can’t wait to start this leg of the trip. I am here on my way to Ollantaytambo to catch the train for Ciudad […]


A Night in Taquile, Lake Titicaca | Peru

I am sitting on the open stern of a touristy motorboat navigating the highest lake in the world. Just observing the immense blue sky reflecting in the water with the Andes as a backdrop is an exhilarating experience. This is Lake Titicaca and I am really grateful to be back. This is my second time […]


Four Days in the Peruvian Amazon

A large world map with topographic and political divisions hung on one of the walls of the library of my parent’s house in Buenos Aires. I used to do most of my homework and high school assignments right there. It was warm place, perfect for day-dreaming too. Oftentimes, I pointed to that map, eyes closed, […]


Peru with the Fuji X-T1

I am back from an almost three-week-long journey to Peru. While this was not my first time traveling and shooting the Fujifilm X system, this trip kind of served to show that I am embracing it more than ever. Although I started shooting Fuji about two years ago and I made the full switch just […]


Arequipa in Photos | Peru

It’s past noon and I am rushing through narrow sidewalks and busy cobblestone streets, trying to find my way for my first meeting with the staff of Hoop Peru, the non-profit organization that I am collaborating with. I need to make it in time to catch the kombi that will take me to the school […]


A Weekend in Lake Titicaca | Peru

Day 1 The opportunity to navigate the highest lake in the world, ringed by the Andes’ incredible landscapes, and the promise of experiencing Lake Titicaca’s ancestral cultures was too tempting to let pass. I had a free weekend from the project with HOOP in Arequipa and I was determined to make the journey. Lake Titicaca […]


Volunteering for HOOP Peru | Arequipa

I am on a cramped bus (Kombi) with my head tilted down. I am a big guy, not really tall, but that’s the only way I can fit. The kombi is stopping every other corner after the short but loud announcement, “sube, sube” or “baja, baja” from the man in charge. He is “sort of” […]


Wandering in Lima | Peru

I have just gotten back from a week in Peru, I was working there as a volunteer in a project for HOOP Peru. My final destination was Arequipa, but being the first time in the country I arranged a stop at Lima to have a taste of it. Obviously a few hours doesn’t do this […]