Category Archives: Peru

The BMW of Las Islas Flotantes

Islas Flotantes, Lake Titikaka – Puno, Peru The Uros people of the Floating Islands in Lake Titikaka have a long history of creating a life out of reeds.  The people use the reeds for everything, from the islands’ construction to … Continue reading

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Paititi – Cusco, Peru

Located on the top corner of the Plaza de Armas in Cusco, Paititi boasts more than a great location and decent prices.  The small interior is a bizarre meeting of classic American Diner meets heavy Inca stone, with interesting artistic … Continue reading

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Adrenaline Rush of the Dune Buggy

Huacachina, Peru The adrenaline rush I got from my first time in a dune buggy is certainly unforgettable…it’s a feeling I would give up coffee for to have every morning.  This video was shot just after Damany and I climbed … Continue reading

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Hotel Rumi Punku – Cusco, Peru

Hotel Rumi Punku is one of the gems of Cusco.  While the price  point does not place them on the scale of a luxury hotel, the services and care provided to guests sure makes one feel luxurious.  And the location … Continue reading

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Brujas de Cachiche | Lima, Peru

I’m a sucker for traditional foods, and I like to know where I ‘m going to get the best preparation of that dish before trying it if possible.  In Peru, anticucho (beef heart) was one of the country’s plates I … Continue reading

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Smells Like Poop

Paracas, Peru Paracas Nature Reserve, also known as “The Poor Man’s Galapagos”, is a small rocky island chain that provides a quick and cheap excursion for the animal lover to see  a plethora of birds, including penguins and pelicans, as … Continue reading

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A Desert Oasis for the Adrenaline Junkie

Huacachina, Peru A mere 4 hours south of rainy Lima sits this amazing oasis town, known to the locals as the “Land of Eternal Sun”.  Huacachina boasts barely 3″ of rain a year – a dramatic change from the cloud … Continue reading

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Weaving Demonstrations in Chinchero

If you’ve ever wondered what “handmade” means when buying one of those intoxicating and colorful weavings in Peru, Chinchero is a great, informational, stop.  In this small town outside of Cusco, demonstrations of the processes that go into creating these … Continue reading

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The Physical Effects of Altitude

Natives of high altitude places (such as Peru) have larger hearts and lungs than the average person, as well as a higher red blood cell count.  These adaptations allow them to cope with the lack of oxygen, caused by the … Continue reading

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With one Drop of a Lemon

Chinchero, Peru With one drop of a lemon, the blood red pigment that is the real blood of a cacti worm, infuses immediately with the acidic liquid to become an intense fiery orange.  This naturally created color can be used … Continue reading

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