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Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel

A few days ago a friend sent me a link to the new video created by Peru to promote tourism in their country. I expected another fluff piece but what I...

Got a hankering for something sweet? Buy a hunk of sugar cane and chew out the cane juice

As a vegetarian, the traditional foods in Ecuador and Peru presented a challenge, as they focus heavily on meat. The national dish of Peru is “cuy chactado,” or fried guinea pig....

The Government Palace dominates one side of Plaza de Armas in the historic center of Lima

I’d been riding the bright red double-decker tour bus for less than ten minutes when I realized there was something very special about Lima. At every stoplight, people standing on street...

Tunnel of Surprises at Lima's Water Park

As my open-air double-decker tour bus turned the corner our guide pointed out Circuito Mágico del Agua, the Magic Water Circuit in Lima’s Parque de la Reserva. Named the largest fountain...

The Basilica Cathedral, built of pearly white volcanic rock that gave Arequipa its nickname of the "White City," is backdrop for the central Plaza de Armas, where pigeons roam by the thousands

I tried to like Arequipa. Really, I did. But try as I might, I just couldn’t get past the feeling of boredom in Peru‘s second largest city, despite the fact that...

Magnificent female condor soars over Colca Canyon at Cruz del Condor lookout

“We probably will not see condors today,” our guide announced as we pulled up at the Mirador de los Volcanes. “In December and January they migrate to the coast of Peru...