I had never thought about the consequences of colonialism as much as while we were traveling around Latin America. I am half Portuguese and half Spanish and, having studied in Portugal, I have obviously learnt a lot about “the great discoveries” of my people and the subsequent colonial actions in … more »
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It took us 5 months to get a visa to visit Peru… we can assure you that when this kind of hardship comes your way, you make the most of it! And these articles are proof of that. Please enjoy!
Hotel Ollanta is a nice little hotel outside the noisy hustle and bustle of Ica’s city center but near enough that you can be in the middle of the action in about 10 minutes. The rooms are welcoming and surprisingly large. Our room had 2 double beds placed together making … more »
You know you’re in the Andes, when anything and everything can be llama customized! The good people at the Sunday Market in Pisac were selling Llamasutra t-shirts that show these cute animals performing inventive sexual positions! A turn on? Probably not in the traditional sensual sense, but it’s definetly a … more »
If our first day in the Amazon was exciting, the remaining time we enjoyed there wasn’t any less! And this video is a proof of that: Day 2 Life in the Amazon starts at dawn: this applies whether you are a local or a visitor! With a 6AM … more »
We never thought there would be cement buildings in the middle of the Amazon. That is certainly not the romanticized image of the jungle one gets from photos and movies. But when we actually went into the wild in Peru, we discovered that the Amazon is more than dense vegetation, tribes and exotic … more »
The beauty of traveling in Peru is that, within the same country, there are such diverse areas as the coast, the highlands (Andes) and the jungle (Amazon). Until last year, whenever I’d think of the Amazon, I’d immediately picture a region within Brazil. Although it is true that the vast … more »
This is the one and only oasis in South America! The city of Ica, in the South-west coast of Peru, is surrounded by deserted lands. Pure sand, heat and dryness. No surprise that the oasis of Huacachina has become the touristic jewel of the region. As if taken out of … more »
This hotel offers a perfect (and extremely rare) combination of lovely place to stay at, while contributing to a great social cause. I’d be happy to stay here considering the proceeds of every stay go towards an organization called The Ninos Unidos Peruanos Foundation that deals with unprivileged local kids. But … more »
As the sun comes down in the city of Ica, in South Peru, one can appreciate the contrast established between the building rooftops and the desert in the horizon. Just at the border of the city sits South America’s only oasis, Huacachina, that welcomes locals and tourists alike for a … more »
When going to rustic places, many travelers enjoy visiting local markets, where villagers come to exchange their products, sell souvenirs and, generally, get supplies for their daily lives. I believe that markets are, indeed, a great intro to local life: by observing what people sell, buy and use, you get … more »