Cusco is a city that lives from tourism. The city and the surrounding area has lots to offer:
Cusco is best known as the city close to Machu Picchu. There are other archeological sites in the area. They are definitely worth a visit. If you can get passed the name confusing.
When you have lived a week in budget hotels where warm water isn’t available, arriving in a nice hotel might cloud my judgment a little too optimist. A review nevertheless:
Machu Picchu is -of course- on every traveler’s bucket list. So I had to make sure I was there as well.
Arequipa is the second largest city in Peru. It was the first city where I spent some “real” time, since I arrived in Peru.
If you have time to visit only one thing in Arequipa, let it be the Monasterio de Santa Catalina.
On my trip in Peru, Arequipa was my second stop. I stayed in the Hotel San Agustin Posada del Monasterio.
The Padama hotel is a budget-friendly hotel, in the city of Callao (Lima). I stayed in this hotel at the start of my trip in Peru.
While traveling in Peru in search for nature, the four camelids of south america are on every photographers list. The Llama and the Alpaca are herded by the Peruvians. The Vicuna and the Guanaco live in the wild. And where can you see the Vicuna and the Guanaco in Peru?
Unexpected Peru. I traveled to Peru in the summer (actually: the winter there). I visited several cities in the center and the south of the country. Next to all the things I discovered in Peru, these things were what I would call unexpected:
Koen Blanquart is a startup veteran whose mission is to help companies tap into the soul of corporate social responsibility. Through artistic projects around the world, such as photo and video documentaries, he helps companies highlight their CSR efforts and proactively show how their actions support their values. Whether he’s photographing grizzly bears in remote Alaska, riding on the trans-Siberian railway, or crewing a small sailboat in Antarctica, he brings an eco sensibility to his work, lives rough and captures pristine footage for clients’ projects.
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