Peru Photo Diary – Part 3

Hi everyone! Today I’m wrapping up my Peru Photo Diary series with part three. This may be my favorite installment in the whole series because these photos were taken in Cusco and Machu Picchu!

Cusco is a beautiful town in the Andes where many people stay before continuing on to Machu Picchu. It’s a great place to acclimate to the higher elevation and is so full of incredible history. We only spent one night there, but I loved wandering the streets and watching the sunset.

Of course, the highlight of my whole Peru trip was seeing Machu Picchu. It took a plane, a train, a bus, and a hike to make it there, but it was so worth it. Machu Picchu is just indescribable to see in person, and I’m so thankful I had the opportunity to experience it for myself. It’s incredible to think about the work that went into creating the city and what it must have been like in its prime. And, of course, it was so cool to see the llamas that wander through the ruins! I would love to return and backpack to the city via the Inca Trail.

It’s been so fun for me to reflect on my Peru trip and revisit the memories through this series. I hope you’ve enjoyed my photos and if you’ve ever thought about visiting Peru, I highly encourage you to make it happen!

Peru Photo Diary – Part 2

Hello everyone! Today I’m sharing with you the second part of my Peru Photo Diary series. These photos were primarily taken in Centro Historico and Miraflores. Fun fact: we actually got caught in the middle of a protest while we visited Centro Historico! Thankfully it didn’t turn violent at all, but there was a heavy police presence and we had to barricade inside a restaurant at one point to avoid being tear-gassed. Crazy times! Miraflores was one of the highlights of the trip for me personally. I loved walking through the street markets and seeing all the artists.

Stay tuned for part three where I’ll be sharing some of my favorite photos from the entire time when we had the amazing opportunity to visit Cusco and Machu Picchu.

Volunteer Park Conservatory – Photo Diary

Seattle’s Volunteer Park Conservatory is a stunning botanical garden and conservatory in the heart of the city. The iconic glass greenhouse has been a fixture of the park since 1912, and is a beautiful piece of architecture. If you’re looking to escape the rain and enjoy a slice of Seattle history, a visit to the conservatory is a great option. Tickets are $4 for adults 18+ and $2 for kids 12-17 (free for children under 12).