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Everything You Need to Know About Visiting Lake Titicaca

29 Aug
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Everything You Need to Know About Visiting Lake Titicaca
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Everything You Need to Know About Visiting Lake Titicaca

 

With its perfectly azure waters and affinity with the sky that seems so close above, Lake Titicaca has long enthralled those who live on its banks.

Considered the “birthplace of the sun” by the Inca and still regarded as a spiritual, sacred place, it’s a unique stop along the tourist circuit of Peru. Tours to Lake Titicaca allow visitors to learn more about the lake’s fascinating spiritual history and even meet the waters’ inhabitants, whose way of lives have changed little in the last millennia.

What exactly is Lake Titicaca?

Lake Titicaca (Lago Titicaca) is a lake in Peru and Bolivia that is the highest navigable body of water in the world. It’s home to a number of islands, both manmade and natural, where unique Peruvian cultures and traditions still flourish. (more…)

Bolivia: 6 must-see natural tourist attractions

11 Mar
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Bolivia: 6 must-see natural tourist attractions

While traveling in Bolivia, tourists will know different cultures, ethnos, languages, myths, and constructions. Due to the variety of the country, you can easily spend some weeks in Bolivia, and for moments, you will even have the feeling that you are on a different plant because of the extraordinary Bolivian landscape. That’s what one of the travel writers of the Spanish travel blog “Intriper” says in the blog post “Bolivia: 5 must-visit natural attractions”.

In the following, you find a list of those 6 must-visit natural attractions in Bolivia.
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Eight Reasons Why you Should Visit Peru!

25 Jan
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Eight Reasons Why you Should Visit Peru

Eight reasons Why you Should Visit Peru!

Peru… a breathtaking and diverse country in the Mid-West of South-America. According to The Telegraph,* Peru should definitely be the next destination on your bucket list! Why? Here are Eight Reasons Why you should Visit Peru.

Peru is full of variety

The country is most popular for the old ruins of Machu Picchu that date back all the way to the Inca Empire. However, Peru has plenty of more amazing things to do than hiking the famous Inca trail uphill. Think about all the alternative hiking trails in the various spectacular mountain ranges in Peru. These landscapes give you an astonishing mix of far-reaching views, volcano craters, and many high mountain peaks. These peaks can go up to more than 5000 meters due to the presence of the Andes that runs through many countries in South-America.

In Peru, known for its culinary quality, you have the chance to taste delicious Peruvian food, such as lomo saltado, aji de gallina, and ceviche. Throughout Peru, people are kind, helpful and friendly so expect always to receive a warm welcome wherever you go. See this list, as created by The Telegraph, of even more specific Eigh Reasons Why You Should Visit Peru!
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Peruvian Records: from the Highest high to the lowest low

17 Nov
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Peruvian Records: from the Highest high to the lowest low

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Peru is a unique travel destination for all kind of travelers. It ranges from the Pacific coast with sandy beaches over the high Andes mountains to the tropical Amazonian rainforest in the center of the South-American continent. A natural environment formed by extremes like this can only create true wonders in its nature and culture. But, did you know, that Peru holds an impressive series of RECORDS, that come from it’s extreme and impressive nature?
 

  1. Fun Fact # 1:

Did you know that there are 10 million alpacas in the world? (more…)

La Candelaria is upon us

03 Feb
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Every year Puno – the Andean city next to lake Titicaca in Southern Peru- celebrates its patron saint, the Virgen de la Candelaria. Each day, the festivities begin in the Enrique Torres Belon Stadium and eventually continue out onto the streets late at night. There are four very important days for this celebration: Sunday, January 31st, Tuesday, February 2nd, Sunday, February 7th, and Monday, February 8th 2016.

Last Sunday, the 52nd edition of the contest of dances begun at 7:00 am. The beautiful choreography and colorful outfits of the dancers made for a special opening day at Candelaria.

Tuesday Feb 2nd is the more focused religious day of the festivities. Mass takes place in the main square of Puno, and then the image of the Virgen de la Candelaria is paraded through the streets, arriving in its original location later at night.
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La Paz (Bolivia) for beginners

17 Dec
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During my long stay in Peru, I’d been reading about the Bolivian Capital La Paz in the Lonely Planet Travel Guide.

According to this guide, La Paz is an unsafe city. It says that criminals often work together with the police and it tells you how to act when being kidnapped. So I was a bit scared and had proponed my trip to La Paz and ended up living in Cusco for several months.

But now, after an amazing tour to Lake Titicaca and the islands, we thought the time was there. So we headed to La Paz. By bus from Copacabana, the small city where you arrive soon after you’ve crossed the Peruvian/ Bolivian border, it takes about 7 hours to get to La Paz. (more…)

The Secrets of Peruvian Ceviche

07 May
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When travelling in Peru, you cannot ignore it: you will probably hear about the dish ceviche, or find it on the menu of any restaurant. It is one of the most famous Peruvian dishes based on raw fish marinated in lemon juice. For every fish- or non-fish-lover the dish is worth a try!

The origin and tradition

Ceviche is a very well-known and popular dish in the Spanish-speaking countries of South-America. Its origin presumably comes from the first inhabitants in the North of what is now Peru and the limes were introduced by the Spaniards. Ceviche is a dish often eaten during lunch or brunch, because it is such a light meal with a refreshing taste. Also, this dish is very popular on the beach and in the capital Lima. Late in the evening it would be unlikely you are able to order ceviche, because the fish would not be fresh enough anymore.
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Trip report of a Tour to Lake Titicaca in Peru

20 Mar
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After having been a couple of weeks in Cusco for my Spanish studies at AMAUTA Spanish School, I signed up for a tour I’ve been wanting do so badly: a weekend trip to Lake Titicaca!

This tour involves 2 overnight busses which was actually so much more comfortable then I expected thanks to the “cama” seats that were booked for me. Our departure was at 22 pm on Friday evening and we arrived around 5.00 in Puno from where all trips to Lake Titicaca and the islands depart. The tour does not leave before 8.30 am and in the meanwhile I was offered by the guide to either wait at the bus terminal or to wait for a few hours to the nearby office of the operating agency. There were some seats here and a sofa, and I met a few of my fellow travel mates here.
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