As chocolate lovers it was a pleasure to learn how to make our own chocolate. Peru is a very large producer of cocoa beans and I am glad we did this workshop in a place that feels like “the real deal”. If we would have done it somewhere else, far … 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!
Making friends with 2200 year old folks? Why not! That’s what we did when we visited the Chauchilla Cemetery in the city of Nazca, Peru. This cemetery now turned into open-air museum is home to a collection of mummies that date as far back as 200 A.D. The impressive … more »
Pisac is known to be a spiritual destination in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, in Peru. When arriving in the Valley, even if you fly directly into the city of Cusco, Pisac is a perfect town to spend a few days and get yourself acclimatized before getting too physically … more »
The incas liked to build their cities at high altitudes – as is evident from the famous Machu Picchu. Pisac is a small town about an hour outside of Cusco and boasts some pretty impressive ruins! The ruins at Pisac sit atop a high mountain and overlook the entire valley … more »
Andean ladies sure are strong! While tourists like us are huffing and puffing due to the lack of oxygen at high altitudes, they trudge along, babies and all, onwards and upwards! The mountain way of carrying babies is quite interesting. The little ones get wrapped in a cloth and then … more »
During my visit to the shanty town of Comas, in Lima, I felt that any moment my heart would burst. I constantly had a lump in my throat from the moment I stepped out of the taxi to meet a bunch of cheerful, excited youngsters aged 4 – 11, eager to … more »
Famous for the ancient Nasca Lines in the desert, Nasca in Peru is a dry dusty city where Hotel Nasca Oasis stands out for it’s green and fresh set-up. This hostel is built in “hacienda” style: there is the main building where the reception, restaurant, and lounge area are … more »
Peru was the first country in South America where we arrived at by land. The crossing itself was easy and rather uneventful, but… our first big bus ride in the country was one to remember! We got ourselves in a Flores bus from Tacna (the first town after … more »
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And us travelers know that, starting the day with the right combination of food and drinks, can really make a difference on your level of energy to make the most of your time! Trying different cuisines from around the world, is … more »
Read A&Z in the Colca Valley: day 1/2 On our second day in the Colca Valley, we managed to wake up in time to make it to Cruz del Condor to watch the mighty condors flying by. We packed our backpacks and headed to the bus station. There, the … more »