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Cusco is a city that lives from tourism. The city and the surrounding area has lots to offer:

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Flowers on the inca ruins in Peru

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 past the name confusing.

Travelers to Peru come to Cusco as an access point to Machu Picchu. Many of them go on the Inca trail or the train and return to the airport of Cusco. The area however is very rich in sites that date back to the Incas. Taking an extra day (or more) out of the travel planning will pay off!

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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: Read more

Machu Picchu Peru

Machu Picchu is -of course- on every traveler’s bucket list. So I had to make sure I was there as well.

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Arequipa is the second-largest city in Peru. It was the first city where I spent some “real” time since I arrived in Peru.

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If you have time to visit only one thing in Arequipa, let it be the Monasterio de Santa Catalina.

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On my trip to Peru, Arequipa was my second stop. I stayed in the Hotel San Agustin Posada del Monasterio.
After a short night in Lima, I traveled south on my trip to Peru. I flew into Arequipa, and Willmar, my guide and fixer for the next days picked me up. He dropped me at the hotel so I could get some rest before we left for the mountains to seek the condors.

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Padama Hotel

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.

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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?
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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: Read more