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PUNO AND ITS EASY-GOING WAY OF LIFE

         Puno is a gateway to the floating islands and is easily the most unique place I have laid my eyes on. The islands are positioned on lake Titicaca , which is the largest lake in Peru and rests at an elevation of over 2000 m. Once in Puno, we took a…

FINAL DESTINATION: MACHU PICCHU

No matter which trek you opt for your final destination will always be Machu Picchu (the most astounding Incan ruins in the Americas that dates back to early 12 century). The ruins had been hidden from the outside world for nearly 400 years until the Spanish invaded the country, killing…

LARES TREK – A BETTER ALTERNATIVE TO INCA TRAIL?

OFF-THE-BEATEN PATH. If you are like me, you might want to see Peru from a more unique angle. Remember, by visiting what seem the “most popular” attractions, you are likely setting yourself up for endless crowds. Instead, consider looking for places that are more ethnic and less-traveled…

IS LIMA WORTH A STOPOVER?

Lima is widely known as lesser known and somewhat misunderstood destinations by the majority of travelers. I stayed in Lima for two nights before joining the tour so I could get over the culture shock (yes, I still get those!). I personally stayed in Miraflores which is one of the…

Peru

Highlights from the trip of a lifetime  Lima, Puno, Floating Islands, Cuzco, Lares Trek (28 AUG 2015 – 09 SEP 2015) I embarked on this eye-opening trip in late August, 2015. It was a one-of-a-kind, unique, and truly unforgettable experience. I shared this adventure with a small…