Backpack Full of SunshineA travel blog of a boy following his dream and embarking on a four year backpacking sabbatical around the world

South America

Andean peaks, Amazonian rainforest, Patagonian glaciers, Incan ruins, colonial towns, white-sand beaches and vertiginous nightlife: the wonders of South America set the stage for incredible adventures.

Barranco, Cliff Side Stacation a Stone Throw Away From Downtown Lima

5/22/14 It was a damp morning. The walk from the hostel to the train station was short and peaceful, so I didn’t mind the drizzle. As touristy as it seemed upon first glance, there was still a lot of charm in Aguas Calientes. The rain did pick up just as the train arrived, and I felt a little bummed out for all the excited day tourists trickling out as those Navy...

Machu Picchu… Top 5 Tips to Visit This Hidden Emerald in the Peruvian Andes

5/21/14 There is a very, very short list of historic landmarks that are so iconic and sublime; their auras surpass that of its host nation, sometimes the entire continent. The Great Wall in Asia, the Pyramids in Africa, the Colosseum in Europe, Petra in Middle East, and of course, Machu Picchu in Latin America, all of which withstood the test of time, and possess a...

Salkantay… A 4 day Scramble to the Mystic Machu Picchu

5/16/14 My run of shitty guesthouse experience continued. Getting electrocuted in the shower turned out to be the lesser of my suffering, as I jumped up out of bed this morning covered in flea bites. I am not sure if it was from my suspect looking blanket or the 3 pups running around; I was absolutely annihilated, covered in red dots and scratch marks from shin to...