How this Lima tour guide helped children in rural Peru to become bookworms

How this Lima tour guide helped children in rural Peru to become bookworms

“It was one of the best things I’ve ever done in my life,” Paula says, sipping her hierba luisa tea at a café in Lima, Peru. “It impacted me completely. It opened my third-eye.” Paula, a local guide for Urban Adventures in Lima, is more than your average explorer. She...

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These photos will make you want to go to Machu Picchu immediately

These photos will make you want to go to Machu Picchu immediately

The historic site of Machu Picchu is one of the holy grails of travel. Backpackers dream of hiking the trail — or if they don’t want to hike, of at least hopping the train from Cusco. History buffs come to see first-hand the place that was a pilgrimage for the...

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El Rincon Que No Conoces: The Lima restaurant you need to know

El Rincon Que No Conoces: The Lima restaurant you need to know

It’s a truth universally known among travellers that everyone wants to find the place no one knows about. We want to eat where no one’s eaten, drink where no one’s drank. It’s a fact that the owners of El Rincón que no Conoces must know, because the name of their...

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These South American cities are calling your name

These South American cities are calling your name

Tourism in South America has grown a lot in recent years. The cities are safer, the economy is developing, and the infrastructure is growing. Events like World Cup last year have put the continent on the travel wish lists of anyone who is interested in history, nature, and, of course,...

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The complete guide to: Cusco travel

The complete guide to: Cusco travel

So you’re travelling to Cusco — smart choice! Whether you’re here for a quick pre-Machu Picchu visit or staying longer to explore, this guide will give you everything you need to know about visiting Cusco, from getting to and from the airport, to the best Peruvian books you should read,...

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The complete guide to: Lima travel

The complete guide to: Lima travel

So you’re travelling to Lima — smart choice! This guide will give you everything you need to know about Lima travel, from getting to and from the airport and around the city, to the best Lima books to read and the cool local spots you should check out! Getting to and...

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24 Hours In: Lima

24 Hours In: Lima

So you’ve done downtown, perhaps biked along the coast, but what next? Our Lima locals can give you a hand! Here’s the rundown of what you should do with 24 hours in Lima. First, start with a walk to Parque Kennedy, in the centre of Miraflores. From there, you can visit...

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Photo of the Week: Contrasts in Cusco

Photo of the Week: Contrasts in Cusco

This week’s pick for photo of the week is by our local partner in Lima, Mary. We love the composition of the photo, and the colours are beautiful. The photo, taken at a church in Cusco, has a somber feel to it, despite the array of bright colours.

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