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Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
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...

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...