The friend I was house sitting for in Pisac came home at the beginning of April right on schedule.

My plan was to house-sit and nest and get all comfy in Pisac for the entire duration of my friend´s vacation and then upon his return to use his house as a sort of home base while I get out there and enjoy some of the sights of this awesome country. So, that´s what I´m doing now.

Last Saturday was the first night I´ve stayed away from ´home´ since my arrival in The Sacred Valley back in December of 2008 . . . nearly three and a half months of staying in one place and now I´m back on the open road, with hardly a minute to process all the wonderful things that unfold on a daily basis . . . stay tuned for updates from Peru, Ecuador and Colombia before I finally head back to the US . . .

So, Matt and I are checking out The Inca Heartland from now til the end of April . . . trying to see as much as we can that is off the beaten path. That means we´re not going to Machu Picchu. He went in February with some friends . . . and I went in 2005. We´ve found some breathtaking places that are much more secluded and continue to stumble upon the greatest people and situations . . .