Danny Halarewich @danimaltron

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Downtown Fogvouver from North Van
#vancouver #vancity #yvr #fogcouver #northvancouver
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Downtown Fogvouver from North Van #vancouver #vancity #yvr #fogcouver #northvancouver

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Sunday hike views ⛰
Not pictured: insanely high winds 💨
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#squamishchief #stawamuschief #squamish #explorebc #beautifulbc #britishcolumbia #howesound #hikebc #vancouvertrails
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Sunday hike views ⛰ Not pictured: insanely high winds 💨 . #squamishchief #stawamuschief #squamish #explorebc #beautifulbc #britishcolumbia #howesound #hikebc #vancouvertrails

Realized I didn't post a picture of Machu Picchu. Here it is! Grateful I could see this 🇲🇽
#machupicchu #peru #cusco #travelersnotebook
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Realized I didn't post a picture of Machu Picchu. Here it is! Grateful I could see this 🇲🇽 #machupicchu #peru #cusco #travelersnotebook

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Day 2 of our trek
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After a restless night battling with an elevated heart rate, we woke up to heavy rain pelting our tent. Breakfast helped. That, and coca tea lifted our spirits. ~
After filling our water bottles, we put our plastic ponchos on and begun the slog that would be going over Condor pass. If you squint you can see our campsite at the far side of the lake.
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I quickly became very short of breath. Luckily no headache, but as we climbed I was struggling to take in oxygen. Then we hit snow.
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It became bitter cold as we approached the peak. At 4600 meters, every breath was laborious. I stopped every 20 feet. Eventually we made it over Condor pass and began our descent. 🙏
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As we came down, the sky started to clear up and within 30 minutes I had to take off the poncho and remove my fleece.
 It felt like summer. We were traversing along one side of a valley full of llamas and alpacas and views of villages.
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Then some children ran across the farm land to cash in on treats from us hikers. 3 of them took their loot then began trading with each other. Down further we met two girls with infectious laughs who got a kick out of gummy worms 🐛
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We arrived at our campsite in a small village. A chicken, dogs, lam, cat and alpacas wandered around our tents.
After a beautiful dinner of 6 different dishes, we went to bed. But not before I stayed up to capture the clear night sky.
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#backpacking #peru #cusco #larestrek #trekking #hiking #southamerica #quechua #travelersnotebook #travelphotography #astrophotography #sonya6000 #a6000 #traveltheworld #instapassport
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Day 2 of our trek ~ After a restless night battling with an elevated heart rate, we woke up to heavy rain pelting our tent. Breakfast helped. That, and coca tea lifted our spirits. ~ After filling our water bottles, we put our plastic ponchos on and begun the slog that would be going over Condor pass. If you squint you can see our campsite at the far side of the lake. ~ I quickly became very short of breath. Luckily no headache, but as we climbed I was struggling to take in oxygen. Then we hit snow. ~ It became bitter cold as we approached the peak. At 4600 meters, every breath was laborious. I stopped every 20 feet. Eventually we made it over Condor pass and began our descent. 🙏 ~ As we came down, the sky started to clear up and within 30 minutes I had to take off the poncho and remove my fleece. It felt like summer. We were traversing along one side of a valley full of llamas and alpacas and views of villages. ~ Then some children ran across the farm land to cash in on treats from us hikers. 3 of them took their loot then began trading with each other. Down further we met two girls with infectious laughs who got a kick out of gummy worms 🐛 ~ We arrived at our campsite in a small village. A chicken, dogs, lam, cat and alpacas wandered around our tents. After a beautiful dinner of 6 different dishes, we went to bed. But not before I stayed up to capture the clear night sky. ~ #backpacking #peru #cusco #larestrek #trekking #hiking #southamerica #quechua #travelersnotebook #travelphotography #astrophotography #sonya6000 #a6000 #traveltheworld #instapassport

Day 1 of our trek.
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I was looking forward to this trip, but the experience that ended up unfolding was beyond expectation.
It started at 4am to begin our drive to the Lares Valley. As we gained altitude going up the single lane road (cars squeezing by in both directions nonetheless) with sections having 100+ meter drops, the landscape changed dramatically. A thin layer of moss-like vegetation covered everything. The "everything" being rocks.
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Then we started seeing fences made of those rocks, stacked together like puzzle pieces. Some fences enclosed areas many square kilometres and had herds of alpaca, llama or sheep.
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After a while, we noticed simple buildings made out of those same rocks. 4 walls and "Inca grass" roofs. People lived here, truly in the middle of nowhere. Then some children came running up the steep banks to intercept our vehicle. We stopped, and our guide spoke to them in Quechua, the language that the Inca spoke over a thousand years ago. We gave them some candy, small toys and pencil crayons. They knew the drill, as tourists travel this road every day. But their gratitude for such small gifts (always saying "solpayki"), tentative smiles and wind burned cheeks is something I can't really put into words.
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A little while after we started hiking, we came across  a man moving his sheep to a grassy area. He greeted us in both Spanish and Quechua, with a genuine smile.
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After hiking through some potato farming villages and past a waterfall with 7 streams, we made it to our lakeside campsite in the Kiswarani valley. The village here is like a scene out of a fantasy movie. Rolling hills skirted by tall mountain peaks, homes made out of stone, a few people farming or herding their animals. That's when we met Viktor, a man working on repairing his leaky roof with new grass.
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Viktor invited us into his home with a warm welcome where we met his wife. She was spinning sheep wool as our guide translated for us. She told us what they eat (mostly potatoes), and how they haul fire wood from many miles away. She even put out grass to lure their guinea pigs out of hiding for us.
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Tomorrow we'd wake up at 5am to start our 4600m ascent over Condor pass.
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Day 1 of our trek. ~ I was looking forward to this trip, but the experience that ended up unfolding was beyond expectation. It started at 4am to begin our drive to the Lares Valley. As we gained altitude going up the single lane road (cars squeezing by in both directions nonetheless) with sections having 100+ meter drops, the landscape changed dramatically. A thin layer of moss-like vegetation covered everything. The "everything" being rocks. ~ Then we started seeing fences made of those rocks, stacked together like puzzle pieces. Some fences enclosed areas many square kilometres and had herds of alpaca, llama or sheep. ~ After a while, we noticed simple buildings made out of those same rocks. 4 walls and "Inca grass" roofs. People lived here, truly in the middle of nowhere. Then some children came running up the steep banks to intercept our vehicle. We stopped, and our guide spoke to them in Quechua, the language that the Inca spoke over a thousand years ago. We gave them some candy, small toys and pencil crayons. They knew the drill, as tourists travel this road every day. But their gratitude for such small gifts (always saying "solpayki"), tentative smiles and wind burned cheeks is something I can't really put into words. ~ A little while after we started hiking, we came across a man moving his sheep to a grassy area. He greeted us in both Spanish and Quechua, with a genuine smile. ~ After hiking through some potato farming villages and past a waterfall with 7 streams, we made it to our lakeside campsite in the Kiswarani valley. The village here is like a scene out of a fantasy movie. Rolling hills skirted by tall mountain peaks, homes made out of stone, a few people farming or herding their animals. That's when we met Viktor, a man working on repairing his leaky roof with new grass. ~ Viktor invited us into his home with a warm welcome where we met his wife. She was spinning sheep wool as our guide translated for us. She told us what they eat (mostly potatoes), and how they haul fire wood from many miles away. She even put out grass to lure their guinea pigs out of hiding for us. ~ Tomorrow we'd wake up at 5am to start our 4600m ascent over Condor pass.

You can tell that I'm exploring because I have my exploring' hat on 🐐
Took a day trip to Pisac to see this Incan citadel and surrounding town.
#pisac #cusco #peru #backpacking #southamerica #incanruins #pisaq #pisaqruins #adventuretravel #exploretheworld
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You can tell that I'm exploring because I have my exploring' hat on 🐐 Took a day trip to Pisac to see this Incan citadel and surrounding town. #pisac #cusco #peru #backpacking #southamerica #incanruins #pisaq #pisaqruins #adventuretravel #exploretheworld

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View of the Coricancha from our rustic little AirBnB.
The Spanish destroyed most of this site (jerks) which was the most important temple in the Inca empire, and then built a church on top of its foundation that is still there today. 
#cusco #coricancha #qoricancha #peru #inca #a6000 #sonyalpha #nightphotography
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View of the Coricancha from our rustic little AirBnB. The Spanish destroyed most of this site (jerks) which was the most important temple in the Inca empire, and then built a church on top of its foundation that is still there today. #cusco #coricancha #qoricancha #peru #inca #a6000 #sonyalpha #nightphotography

Having some Peruvian hot chocolate in the main square watching the world go by.
#cusco #plazadearmas #peru #cuscoperu #travelgram
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Having some Peruvian hot chocolate in the main square watching the world go by. #cusco #plazadearmas #peru #cuscoperu #travelgram

Overlooking an ancient city today. Now let's hope we don't fall down all those stairs going back. 
#cusco #cuscoperu #peru #backpacking #southamerica #cuscoperú
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Overlooking an ancient city today. Now let's hope we don't fall down all those stairs going back. #cusco #cuscoperu #peru #backpacking #southamerica #cuscoperú

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In search of cheap breakfast. And llamas.
#cusco #peru #cuscoperu #backpacking #southamerica #backpacker
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In search of cheap breakfast. And llamas. #cusco #peru #cuscoperu #backpacking #southamerica #backpacker

Viva Peru! 🇵🇪
#peru #lima #miraflores #limaperu
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Viva Peru! 🇵🇪 #peru #lima #miraflores #limaperu

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