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Hacienda Concepcion: Affordable Luxury in the Amazon Jungle

Destinations like the Peruvian Amazon present such a dilemma for the discerning traveller. Do you abandon all
Ollantaytambo in The Sacred Valley Peru

6 Great Reasons to Visit Ollantaytambo

Not everyone who visits Machu Picchu arrives via the legendary Inca Trail. Some people actually prefer a
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10 Best Hotels near Machu Picchu: Honest Advice from a Local Expert

Follow Paul Jones @PaulJon84300802 In an area with many notoriously bad hotels, I offer my truthful opinion

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The Origins of the name Peru: According to Garcilaso de la Vega

Where did the name Peru come from? The name was never a word used by natives or by the Inca. So where did it originate? Who gave the country its name and why. The chronicles of Garcilaso de la Vega shed
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Hacienda Concepcion: Affordable Luxury in the Amazon Jungle

Destinations like the Peruvian Amazon present such a dilemma for the discerning traveller. Do you abandon all luxuries, grit your teeth and throw yourself into the rufty-tufty jungle experience, sleeping under canvas and getting up close and personal with all kinds
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Getting the most from your Cusco “Religious Ticket,” More than a load of old churches

For many people there is only one thing worse than visiting an old church while on holiday, and that’s visiting lots of old churches. So why on earth would you buy the “boleto religioso”, a ticket that entitles you visit not
Ciccioline Restaurant and tapas bar Cusco, Peru

Restaurant Review: Give yourself a real treat at Cicciolina, Cusco

Is it a pizzeria? A tapas joint? A wine bar? Even Cicciolina’s own advertising is guilty of perpetuating this apparent identity crisis, billing itself as “Bodega…Bar de Tapas…Restaurante”. Throw in the Italian name, add a Peruvian-Australian-Argentinian management team and the innocent
Ollantaytambo in The Sacred Valley Peru

6 Great Reasons to Visit Ollantaytambo

Not everyone who visits Machu Picchu arrives via the legendary Inca Trail. Some people actually prefer a combination of swanky hotels and luxury trains to gasping for breath, shivering in a bivouac and coming to face to face with other people’s
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Restaurant Review: Falling for Cusco’s Fallen Angel

Judging by the name alone, you could be forgiven for thinking that The Fallen Angel is some den of iniquity where only the brave or the foolhardy would dare to enter. In fact a Peruvian TV programme once wrongly described it
Patio lunch at Pachapapa restaurant in Cusco's San Blas quarter

Restaurant Review: Not So Perfect at Pachapapa, Cusco

On paper Pachapapa has it all: a great location in historic and atmospheric San Blas; colourfully decorated indoor dining areas and shady outdoor seating; a huge wood oven for their signature dishes like roasted beef tenderloin and whole roasted guinea pigs;
Be prepared for your arrival at altitude in Peru

Surviving at Altitude: 7 Tips The Guidebooks Don’t Tell You!

If you are coming to Peru, it goes without saying that at some point you will probably climb to the dizzy heights and rarefied atmosphere of our majestic, beautiful and occasionally unforgiving Andes. Whilst altitude is obviously no problem in Lima,
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Sacsayhuman: One Of Cusco’s Most Impressive Inca Ruins

A short hike up the hill from the North end of Cusco one finds what is perhaps the most under-promoted ancient site in Peru.  It is justly called the New World Stonehenge, but its stones are larger and more finely cut
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10 Best Hotels near Machu Picchu: Honest Advice from a Local Expert

Follow Paul Jones @PaulJon84300802 In an area with many notoriously bad hotels, I offer my truthful opinion on what I think are the 10 best hotels near Machu Picchu. Technically there is only 1 hotel at Machu Picchu – the Belmond