Cusco | Journey to Machu Picchu

In the summer of 2014, I had the great pleasure to visit a spot many tourists are familiar with, Machu Picchu. As mentioned in my last post, Plaza de Armas, I had visited my family in Lima for several years and not once did I visit Machu Picchu. While tourists around the world took photos […]

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10 Things to Know About Arequipa

South America is a beautiful place to visit, but like every other place, the countries within South America have differences. During my trip to Arequipa, I learned a few things that helped me throughout my journey and hopefully will help you during your time in Arequipa.   1. You can plug your electronics into the […]

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Cusco | Plaza de Armas

Cobble-stoned streets, ancient architecture, little shops full of handcrafted treasures, an astounding culture and a place full of history, this is what I found during my time in Cusco.  Known as the ancient Capital of the Inca Empire, Cusco offers visitors an absolutely magnificent view of the ancient Incan architecture along with an amazing history […]

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Lima | In the Heart of Peru

In the U.S., Peru doesn’t seem to have too much of an image. The only thing well known of Peru is Machu Picchu and the Incas, which people  disgracefully confuse with the Aztecs. On the other hand, one image that does seem to be circulating around is that of dark-skinned, poor people with their alpacas… […]

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