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Things to see and do in and around Cusco Peru

Lake Titicaca and its Fascinating Floating Islands in Peru

Lake Titicaca Lake Titicaca is much more than the world’s highest navigable body of water. Do you dream of visiting a place where people live entirely different from the way you do?  Lake Titicaca is one of those locations. We took the day long “Fast Boat” Edgar tour of Lake Titicaca.   The advantage of [...]

2018-09-19T07:23:07+00:00By |

Machu Picchu – A Breathtaking Lost City Found in Peru

Hidden for Centuries Machu Picchu was on our travel bucket list and this year we finally made it there. Hidden for centuries, it is incredible; you have to add it to your list of must see places. Machu Picchu is now South America’s biggest attraction. The Spanish conquistadors tried but were unable to find this [...]

2018-09-19T06:57:53+00:00By |

Tuk Tuk, Get Around Quick, Cheap, Fun and Easy

A Tuk Tuk or Three-Wheeled Taxi Have you ever ridden in a tuk tuk (pronounced, “took took”)? A tuk tuk is a motorized, sputtering, three-wheeled taxi. I have been fascinated with tuk tuks since traveling to Guatemala where we rode in one several times a day. They are typically cheaper than a conventional taxi, but [...]

2018-09-19T07:02:32+00:00By |

Peruvian Food, An Exciting Blend of New and Ancient Big Tastes

Peruvian Food Peruvian food is flavorful yet not hot or overbearing.  As you are dining in Peru, you begin to notice regional and cultural influences in the food you are eating. Quinoa is a staple in most all meals. Not only because Quinoa is higher in protein than most grains, but it also has a [...]

2018-09-19T07:05:29+00:00By |

Top 7 Things to Do in Cusco Peru – Best of the Best

Many Things to do in Cusco There are so many things to do in Cusco. Cusco is a UNESCO heritage site at an elevation of 11,200 feet (roughly 3,400 m). From the 13th to the 16th century it was the capital of the Inca Empire. The 16th century saw the Spanish Conquest. The historical center [...]

2018-09-19T06:46:00+00:00By |

Huayna Picchu – Most Dangerouse & Difficult Hike Ever

Huayna Picchu Not wanting to sound dramatic, but Huayna Picchu really is the most dangerous and difficult hike I’ve ever done. I have to say that I honestly didn’t know what to expect regarding the hike when we booked our trip to Machu Picchu in Peru. Often confused, the hike to Machu Picchu and the [...]

2018-09-19T06:15:07+00:00By |

Andean Explorer Train – See Peru in Style and Luxury

One of the Highest Train Routes in the World The Andean Explorer train was one of the highlights of our recent travels in Peru. This 1920’s Pullman train travels along one of the highest train routes in the world. Voted as one of the top 25 trains in the world by the Society of International [...]

2018-09-19T07:14:05+00:00By |