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You know you are in Cusco when…

30 Oct
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Thursday October 30, 2014 - Posted by

For many travelers in Peru, Cusco, the old Inca Town, is a highlight of their trips.

Cusco is a unique destination, one of the travelers hubs from South America yet still authentic and picturesque. Here at Dos Manos we are proud to be operating from ‘the navel of the world’, from our offices with a great view over the city of Cusco.

One of our bloggers, Yvette Ruyters, wrote this great definition of what Cusco is like.

You know you are in Cusco when…

  1. …you see gringos walking around in Alpaca sweaters, hats and gloves.
    Yes, Cusco can be a bit chilly at times. You will definitely need some warm clothes. No problem if you forgot to bring some from home, you can buy plenty in Cusco! There are many shops that sell real or fake Alpaca items. Don’t worry that you might look a bit silly. Most backpackers here go crazy on the affordable sweaters, hats and gloves.
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8 Tips for a comfortable walk in Cusco

24 Oct
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Friday October 24, 2014 - Posted by

Walking through the streets of Cusco you will be amazed by the beautiful colonial buildings, the Inca ruins, the surroundings of the city and all the events happening in the streets. To make your walk through Cusco as comfortable as possible, take note of the following tips!

  1. Sightseeing in Cusco is great. Make sure though that you don’t only look up to the sky and the surroundings. Have a look down as well. Many streets in Cusco exist of cobblestones. This is not easy to walk on! You will find many people stumbling over the stones as they look up to the typical Inca walls.
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The Story of the famous Nazca lines in Peru

17 Oct
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Friday October 17, 2014 - Posted by

At 8 hours south of  the Peruvian Capital Lima you will find the Nazca Lines. Mysterious landmarks that cover the surface close to the dessert city of Nazca. Lines that depict figures. One a cat, one a hummingbird, one a pair of hands and several hundreds more images. They cover an area of 500 km2! Most of them just simple lines, but some of them span up to almost 300 meters. No one can tell with 100% certainty why these lines were created.

Fact is that you can observe them from high above taking a flight over the Lines. Take a bus from Lima, Arequipa or Cusco to the town of Nazca. Here a plane will be awaiting you. You will fly over the lines in a Cessna (max 6 passengers) for 30-40 minutes. Now, this is not meant for people with weak stomachs. It is a small airplane and the flight will be bumpy. (more…)

Top 9 Cusco Tips

15 Oct
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Los mejores 9 Consejos para cuando estés en Cusco
Wednesday October 15, 2014 - Posted by

Peru is an amazing country and for sure you want to get the most out of it. We promise that travelling in Peru is an experience you will never forget. After a few months of travels in Peru– including doing volunteer work and taking a Spanish course in Cusco –  I have made the following list of Top 9 Cusco Tips for you. Do you want to send us your Cusco Tip number #10?

  1. First of all: Allow time to acclimate yourself.
    Take it easy for the first few days in Cusco and remember that overwhelming feeling of exhaustion and a bit of shortness of breath is normal at first; it’s the altitude sickness, called soroche.  Allow yourself enough time to sleep before exploring the beautiful city of Cusco. Coca tea ad rest are great ways to help combat altitude sickness.  On the contrary, alcohol is definitely not.
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Visa Trip to Bolivia – visit the The Salar de Uyuni

09 Oct
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If you have some more time to spend in Bolivia during your ‘border hop’ or ‘visa trip to Bolivia’ before heading back to Peru, one of the tours I’d recommend is the three day tour on the Salar de Uyuni (the Uyuni Salt flats).  The tour costs around 135 dollars, and it is definitely worth it!  From Copacabana you can take a bus straight to La Paz) and once in La Paz, you can continue your trip with the night bus to Uyuni (there are  only night busses so to Uyuni). You’ll will arrive in the morning, just on time for your Uyuni tour that usually starts at 10:30 in the morning.  Another option is to travel in a small plane from La Paz that leaves early in the morning, so you will still be in time for the tour. These flights cost less than  100 dollars. Nevertheless, busses are cheaper; the tourist class only costs aprox. 35 dollars.

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