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After enjoying a delicious brunch in Parque Kennedy this past Sunday afternoon, I happened across the opening ceremonies of the 2012 ISA World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championship. It turns out Peru is hosting the inaugural competition on the beaches of Miraflores in Lima. The ceremony was being held outdoors on Avenida Larco. The official events and […]
n 2011, Lima’s Astrid & Gastón was ranked #42 on a list of the world’s 50 best restaurants. It was one of only three restaurants in Latin America to make the illustrious list, with the majority being located in Europe and the USA. Even if I had been planning to travel in these regions, I knew such […]
Alpacas are a common llama-like animal found in Peru. They are raised both for their soft wool, as well as their meat.
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he streets of Aguas Calientes were dark and empty at 4:20 AM, when I met up with the others from the Salkantay Trek. Together, we began the 20-minute walk down the road to the main entrance of Machu Picchu. We arrived at 4:45 AM, just as the entrance was opened. This is the same entrance […]
The Salkantay Trek is a popular alternative to hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. What it lacks in ruins, it makes up for in scenery.
The Plaza de Armas is ground zero for tourists visiting Cusco en route to Machu Picchu. Surrounded by restaurants, souvenir shops, and tour company offices, it’s also a popular meeting point since everybody is staying in the same area. The Peruvian national flag is red and white, while the city flag for Cusco reflects the […]
The Museo Rafael Larco Herrera is a privately owned museum in Lima. The main collection features Pre-Columbian art, including items from the Moche and Chimu civilizations, which I’d learned about while touring temples outside Trujillo. A visit to Museo Larco was among the first things I did in Lima, and that’s not because it houses […]
booked my first apartment in Lima through an online, 3rd party service. The simple, modern 1-bedroom apartment in trendy Miraflores was perfect fit for me, both in terms of size and budget. It was also perfectly located between the cliffside shopping center of Larcomar, and Parque Kennedy. Plus, across the street were 4 quality restaurants, […]