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Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Ex-Palacio Tschudi, Chimu City of Chan Chan,Trujillo

Mention Peru and most people immediately think Inca. The iconic image of Machu Picchu‘s mystical ruins has invaded our collective psyche to such a degree that we tend to associate the...

Greens Restaurant in Cusco Peru offers lots of vegetarian options

Cusco Peru was one of the highlights of my three months in Ecuador and Peru, but it took me a few days to ferret out the best things to see and...

Quechua women on steps of Sato Domingo Church in Cusco, Peru pose for photos

Three Quechua women sitting on the steps of the Qorikancha Inca Temple smiled broadly and motioned me over. They quickly arranged their vibrant traditional costumes and struck an adorable pose, complete...

Late afternoon view of Machu Picchu Citadel as clouds part and sun breaks through

The day I had dreamed about for much of my life – visiting the Lost City of the Incas – finally arrived. Twitching with excitement, I climbed out of bed and...

My room at the Inkaterra overlooked lush gardens where tropical birds flitted

I crossed a footbridge over a small tributary of the Vilcanota River and pierced an invisible veil. Leaving behind the sad little town of Machu Picchu Pueblo, devoid of trees and...

Peru Rail's Vistadome Service to Machu Picchu, Peru

I stepped out of my taxi and stood rooted to the ground in front of the train station. A tingle crawled from the bottom of my spine, goosebumps broke out on...