Monthly Archives: October 2015

The legend of the lost city of the Incas has been steeped in mystery for hundreds of years. When explorer Hiram Bingham first saw Machu Picchu in 1911, he was sure he had found Vilcabamba, the legendary lost city and last Incan … Continue reading

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Although the manmade islands of Peru were once made uninhabitable by eucalyptus trees, the location is now returning to its full glory. Thanks to Martha Giraldo, the island steward, the area is welcoming back its flowering plants that frame the surrounding Lake Titicaca. … Continue reading

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Peru has one of the most amazing and varied ecosystems in the world. This Andean nation includes 11 ecological zones in its coastal, highlands and Amazon rainforest regions. Due to the geographical diversity, Peru’s weather varies widely from city to city. La Costa … Continue reading

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Perhaps one of the most intriguing empires in history was that of the Incas. For example, their postal system consisted of rope bridges used by running messengers to retrieve or relay messages. While one slept, the other would work. These are … Continue reading

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The Sacred Valley of Peru, heartland of the ancient Incan Empire, today attracts visitors from across the globe for its stunning views, ancient citadels and exceptional cuisine. From the Incan capital of Cuzco to the lofty heights of Machu Picchu, the … Continue reading

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Montara Beach is an excellent destination for food lovers. With so many well regarded restaurants in the area, it may be hard to pick just the right one. However, for a dining experience that cannot be topped, be sure to make … Continue reading

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From food bloggers to news columnists, everyone has been raving about Peruvian cuisine for the past several years. As people have become more adventurous in trying foreign cuisines during the last couple decades, many chefs started combining ingredients and preparation methods of … Continue reading

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Peruvian food blends the rustic charm of hearty, nutritious staples with exotic flavors and cooking techniques. This unique combination explains the allure of dishes from Peru, as well as why the cuisine is at home in some of the most elegant restaurants … Continue reading

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Peru is a vibrant country with countless attractions for visitors to consider. From the rugged peaks of the Andes to the bustling seaports along the coast, this South American destination appeals to all types of tourists. While planning your getaway, … Continue reading

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The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, 8,000 feet above sea level in the Sacred Valley of the Andes, is the most-visited site in Peru. Situated in the Urubamba Valley of the Cuzco Region, the site is a testimony to the advances … Continue reading

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