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The Differences of Machu Picchu Mountain and Huayna Picchu

Posted by Konsti Sobon on
The Differences of Machu Picchu Mountain and Huayna Picchu
When you arrive in Aguas Calientes, the village next to Machu Picchu, you will already feel the magic in the air! Soon you will visit the ancient Machu Picchu ruins and maybe also climb up Machu Picchu Mountain or Huayna Picchu. After having read this article, you will know the most important info about the hikes and the respective differences of Machu Picchu Mountain and Huayna Picchu so that you can see which hike is the most suitable for you.

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Cusco Tourist Ticket - All You Need to Know

Posted by Oliver Eberlein on
Cusco Tourist Ticket - All You Need to Know

Without a doubt, visiting Cusco is a must for everyone that visits Peru. Many of our travellers say that they love Peru’s diversity and that of all destinations, what they liked most was Cusco due to its rich history and the many options for day tours it offers. In order to visit Cusco's sites, you will need the Cusco tourist ticket. However, as there are different options as to what ticket to buy many people often get confused. That’s why in this article we will elaborate what the Cusco tourist ticket is (Boleto turístico del Cusco (BTC) in Spanish), which sites each ticket includes and how much it costs.

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Machu Picchu Weather - All you need to know

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Machu Picchu Weather - All you need to know

Before you plan to come and visit the famous Machu Picchu, one of the seven world wonders since 2007, you should be aware of the weather so you can prepare yourself accordingly. I’m sure that when most people think of South America, they associate it with sunny & warm weather - and yes, part of this is true. But what kind of weather can you expect at the Machu Picchu? What is the best time of the year to do a Machu Picchu tour? This blog post will focus on these and many more questions regarding the weather at Machu Picchu.

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How to get a SIM card in Peru

Posted by Oliver Eberlein on
How to get a SIM card in Peru

Do you know what  it feels like to be in a different country in which you don’t have mobile data on your phone and only depend on free public Wifi, such as in parks, coffee shops or in the hotel? When travelling to Peru, fortunately it’s very easy to get a SIM card allowing you to be connected most of the time. I say “most of the time” on purpose as in more rural parts of the country you just won’t get any service. In the following, we’ll show you the different steps how to get a SIM card in Peru.

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Sandboarding in Peru

Posted by Oliver Eberlein on
Sandboarding in Peru
Even though Peru has a lot of snow-capped mountains, unfortunately you can’t ski or snowboard. However, why would you want to snowboard if you can do the same thing in the sand? Sandboarding in Peru is the equivalent to snowboarding in other parts of the world. All you need is a board and some dunes. And as Peru’s desert is around half the size of Japan (approximately 180.000 km²), there are quite some of them! So the question that comes up is...

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9 typical Peruvian drinks

Posted by Konsti Sobon on
9 typical Peruvian drinks
As everyone knows, Peru is famous for its delicious cuisine. However, the country of the ancient Incas also has an impressive variety of special drinks. The drinks in Peru reflect local customs, history and exceptional ingredients. In this post, I'd like to introduce you to the most popular alcoholic & non-alcoholic Peruvian drinks that you definitely have to try during your time in Peru.

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The best Restaurants in Arequipa

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The best Restaurants in Arequipa
When you’re in Arequipa, also known as the “white city”, you can enjoy some very tasty traditional Peruvian food in the typical “Picanterias”. Arequipa is especially known for the Spanish colonial style of the stews and casserole, which are made over the firewood in clay pots. Get ready for a gastronomic highlight, because the restaurants in Arequipa are some of the most diverse in all of Peru!

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The best Restaurants in Cusco

Posted by Konsti Sobon on
The best Restaurants in Cusco
Each year many travelers from all over the world are coming to Cusco to visit the famous Machu Picchu or to enjoy the beautiful Andean nature and mountain landscape. Apart from visiting incredible landscapes and archaeological sights, you should use your chance to get to know the best restaurants in Cusco and enjoy the city’s multifaceted kitchen! Therefore, I prepared a small and exclusive selection for you with the most recommended restaurants in Cusco.

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The best Restaurants in Lima

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The best Restaurants in Lima
Welcome to Lima, the culinary hotspot of Peru! In order to test all of the best restaurants in Lima, you would probably need to spend a couple years in Peru‘s capital. Therefore I prepared a small and exclusive selection for you that consists of some of the most recommended restaurants in Lima. So get ready to learn more about traditional Peruvian food and some of the most delicious dishes out there!

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Swimming with Sea Lions in Lima

Posted by Oliver Eberlein on
Swimming with Sea Lions in Lima
Peru is known for Machu Picchu and Lima is known for its incredible density of extraordinary restaurants, but most people don’t know that you can swim with sea lions in Lima. In fact, this close encounter with wildlife in the Pacific Ocean is something you would expect for the Galapagos islands, but certainly not for Lima. However, it’s a great alternative to the usual day trips from Lima and it can definitely be considered one of the top things to do in Lima. If you don’t believe me, just read on…

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