Peru

Peru is home to the deepest canyon and the highest dune in the world. Roasted guinea pig – Cuy – is the national dish of Peru. 3/4’s of the world’s alpaca population lives in Peru.


Lake Titicaca and its Fascinating Floating Islands in 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...
Machu Picchu – A Breathtaking Lost City Found in Peru

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

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”)? These are 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...
Peruvian Food, An Exciting Blend of New and Ancient Big Tastes

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

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....

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