Category: Peru

What was exactly were the mysterious circles of Moray?
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June 19, 2018June 19, 2018

What was exactly were the mysterious circles of Moray?

Just about 50 kms northwest of Cusco, you find an architectural marvel and historical curiousity. What was Moray? These mysterious circles built by pre-Inca cultures, stand as a favorite Cusco destination due to its ancient mystery and other-worldliness. Despite the visits it gets per year, the purpose of these structures is still limited to theories....

A Journey through Manu National Park
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October 17, 2017June 12, 2018

A Journey through Manu National Park

An Introduction A few months ago, I found myself living in Cusco, Peru. After getting used to the basic customs and essential culture of the country, I was presented with a chance to adventure through the jungle of Manu National Park. Recognizing this as a rare opportunity, I quickly accepted the offer; it was honestly...

What is the Best Way to Reach Machu Picchu?
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October 17, 2017June 12, 2018

What is the Best Way to Reach Machu Picchu?

There are several routes leading to the famous Inca Ruins of Machu Picchu. Each one is beautiful in its own right and everyone will have their own opinion on which is best. However, when it comes to determining the best way to Machu Picchu, a more personal question must be asked: “What type of traveler...

What to Pack for Peru
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October 16, 2017June 12, 2018

What to Pack for Peru

How to pack and what you need for your trip to Peru When I leave to explore a foreign land, I like to keep my baggage as light as possible so that I can focus on enjoying my adventure.  Generally, I think it’s best to pack one large backpack with just the essentials for the...

Should you climb Huayna Picchu or the Old Mountain?
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October 16, 2017June 12, 2018

Should you climb Huayna Picchu or the Old Mountain?

Machu Picchu. Many people have been mystified by this ancient Inca wonder (it also happens to be one of the New 7 Wonders of the World). However, most people traveling to Peru aiming to explore this stunning sight don’t realize that the trip doesn’t have to end with the citadel. Basically there’s also hikes open...

Uchunari coffee-Peruvian Poop Coffee
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October 6, 2017May 1, 2018

Uchunari coffee-Peruvian Poop Coffee

Coatis make great coffee! In Peru, there is an adorable animal that looks like a cat/raccoon/monkey called the Coati or Uchunari. Besides being cute, these animals, like all animals, also poop. However this Coati poop is especially sought after, as it is the key to making Peruvian poop coffee. What? Some coffee producers in Peru...

Have you tried Peru’s Coffee?
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October 6, 2017June 12, 2018

Have you tried Peru’s Coffee?

Peru is a stunningly beautiful country that is enveloped by a diverse range of captivating natural sights complimented by warm people and charming villages. You will find yourself waking up to magnificent sunrises that coats the entire sky with a welcoming glow. If you’re a coffee drinker, that sunrise might also cause a craving for...

Llama, Alpaca, Vicuna. What’s the difference?
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September 15, 2016April 27, 2018

Llama, Alpaca, Vicuna. What’s the difference?

Let’s talk about camels. Not the ones with humps on their backs, but their Peruvian cousins. You’ve probably heard of llamas and alpacas, common throughout Peru, and they are domesticated versions of vicuñas (vi-koo-nyas) and guanacos (gwa-nah-kos). These animals of the Andean landscapes are all known by the family name, Camelid, of which also includes camels. These beautiful animals are...

New Wart Cure with: Peruvian Bananas?
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September 15, 2016June 12, 2018

New Wart Cure with: Peruvian Bananas?

Unlike beauty marks or freckles, warts are a virus that causes unnatural skin growth. They often begin small but then begin to grow: both on your skin and in your mind as they become more and more embarrassing. But…there is good news! Peru has a natural cure for warts. I had 2 warts that appeared...

Finding Alpacas or Llamas in Peru
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September 15, 2016April 30, 2018

Finding Alpacas or Llamas in Peru

High up in the Peruvian Andes you can witness herds of llamas and alpacas. They live together: eating, playing, and walking with their pastors (shepards) These beautiful animals are an integral part of Peruvian culture, from when the Incas lived in Machu Picchu to current times. Peru is easily the best place to see these well-loved camelids....