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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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BE A MILLIONAIRE!! May 6, 2016

The term “millionaire” first appeared in the English language in a letter written by Lord Byron in 1816. There were only a few millionaires at the time, but thanks to the Industrial Revolution, more millionaires were created outside of the aristocracy. Today there are more than 12 million millionaires scattered around the globe. The origins…

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CELEBRATE KING’S DAY March 31, 2016

King’s Day is the biggest national event in Holland. Everything and everyone turns orange and celebrates on King’s Day. You will find music shows, fairs, flea markets and parties throughout the country. Even the Dutch royal family goes on tour to be received by one or more Dutch towns for en entertainment-filled day. Amsterdam is…

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