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When visiting Peru, the must do stop is Cusco with its dazzling temples, ancient cities and access to famed Inca ruins. You will fall in love with Cusco from the first minute, first breathe you will take there. First and foremost, you’ll want to plan your visit to the lost Incan city of Machu Picchu….

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Sun, sea and sand March 13, 2017

Mancora is a Little Paradise where the sun is shining all year long. If you are looking for a really good weather, magical beaches, perfect waves and delicious seafood you must visit Mancora. The consistently good surf and bath-tub-warm waters draw a sun-bleached, board-toting bunch, and raucous nightlife keeps visitors busy after the sun dips…

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Barranco Fairs March 8, 2017

Barranco is the most romantic and bohemian district of Lima, being the home and working place of many of Peru’s leading artists, musicians, designers and photographers. If you want to know more about its culture and art you must visit some of the ferias de Barranco. 1.       La Feria Located one block from the Plaza…

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February is a month of celebrations, or “Carnaval,” in many predominantly Catholic countries. The celebrations mark the weeks leading up to Lent, and while you’ve probably heard of the festivities that take place in Brazil each year, what you may not know is that Peru has its own ways of celebrating Carnaval all across the…

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One of the best parts of visiting a new city is getting in touch with the local culture and sampling the local foods. As a backpacker, you’re probably looking to pinch a pretty penny, so that means you won’t be eating at five-star restaurants every night. However, a great way to experience the local flavors…

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Staying at a hostel is a lot like summer camp, but with fewer bears and more rowdy Australians. You sleep in a room with strangers, you eat cheap food, and you meet interesting people you might not interact with otherwise. And here are 9  people you’ll meet at every hostel. They’ll forever change your life,…

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As the great Aaliyah once said, age ain’t nothin’ but a number. And while traveling is wonderful at any number — people who spend their money on experiences are happier than those who spend their money on stuff, blah blah, blah — there are certain kinds of travel experiences that just make more sense to…

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The Nazca Lines August 1, 2016

The Nazca Lines are an exceptional collection of geoglyphs in the southern desert of Peru. There are about 300 figures among them including geometric shapes, animal like figures, straight continuous lines, humans and plants. The exceptionality of these geoglyphs rest in the fact that they can only be seen from the air. The creation of…

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Each July 28th, Peru celebrates the anniversary Jose de San Martín’s proclamation of independence in Lima’s Plaza de Armas, and on the 29th, honors its Armed Forces and National Police. It’s one of the year’s most important holidays, with many workers taking advantage of the long weekend to travel. Others enjoy the parades, music, food…

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Inti Raymi 2016 May 23, 2016

The Inti Raymi festival in Peru is a feast of the Sun God and Patchamama (Mother Earth), the main Gods of the Inca civilization. These Gods were considered to be the creators of all that exists. They rule over the destinys of mankind and the universe! This Inca festival of Inti Raymi is the most…

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