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Cusco only briefly pass through town on their way to catching the Inca Trail or train to Machu Picchu. But don’t worry, even if you’re only here for a quick 24-hour stop (or shorter!) before heading back out, you’ll still have time to see the sites. Our...
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Cusco don’t stay very long. They’re typically passing through on their way to the Inca Trail, stopping for only a night or two before making the trek or catching the train to Machu Picchu. And we think that’s a shame. Cusco is a positively charming...
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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,...
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 inRead more
Cusco, has a somber feel to it, despite the array of bright colours.
“I was panicking. I screamed ‘Help! Help!’ And nothing. I asked my grandfather to look after me.” Tito, a local guide with Urban Adventures, recounts his story to me as we sit on a bench in Parque Kennedy in Lima, Peru. It’s something that happened to him while he was...Read more
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 fromRead more
Cusco. History buffs come to see first-hand the place that was a pilgrimage for the...
I was already pretty well travelled by the time I first arrived in Cairo. I’d spent a month in Morocco, time in Turkey when Sultanahmet still had dirt streets, and nearly a year in Central America. Yet somehow I think Cairo was the first (and maybe only) time I’d really experienced culture...Read more
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,...Read more
Don’t get us wrong, being home for the holidays can be awesome. We love the family, the food, the friends, the food… more of the food. But what we don’t love? The crowds at the mall, the stress of finding the “perfect” New Year’s Eve bash, the anxiety of trying to...Read more
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...Read more