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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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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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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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A Cretan olive oil producer’s tips for buying the good stuff

A Cretan olive oil producer’s tips for buying the good stuff

Not far away from the old town of Chania, hidden in the western mountains of Crete, there is an endless extension of lush olive grooves, surrounded by the scenes of the Cretan Sea. It’s a Protected Denomination of Origin Area, called Kolymbari. Here, the weather conditions give origin to a...
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Dig into Croatia’s best-kept secret — its food!

Dig into Croatia’s best-kept secret — its food!

In the heart of Zagreb, residents weave in and out of stalls, jostling for position as they pick up a day’s supply of locally grown veggies, freshly baked pastries, meats and cheeses at the historic Dolac Market. As part of our Made In Croatia tour, we join the locals and...
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10 cities with an awesome street art scene

10 cities with an awesome street art scene

You can learn a lot about a city from its street art scene: political views, cultural expression, sense of community and local pop culture references are all conveyed in the murals and messages adorning buildings, bridges and sidewalks. And what was once a fringe form of art, often seen more...
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Things to do in: Cusco

Things to do in: Cusco

Most people who come to 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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One wrong turn in the Andes: A local guide’s personal tale

One wrong turn in the Andes: A local guide’s personal tale

“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...
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Should you visit a city after a natural disaster?

Should you visit a city after a natural disaster?

When the earthquake struck on September 19, 2017, the residents of Mexico City had just finished their annual drill. It was the anniversary of the 1985 8.1-magnitude quake that killed some 10,000 people. Every year on that date, the city runs through safety drills, in the hopes that if a...
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