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Monday December 23, 2019
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Machu Picchu closing: True or False?

Is Machu Picchu closing in 2020? The exact origin of the rumour that Machu Picchu is closing is unclear. However, it seems that two events sustain it. The first is the annual temporary closure of the Inca Trail. And the second is Machu Picchu’s recent inscription on the UNESCO List of World Heritage in Danger.

Inca trail closure

The Inca Trail, the iconic trek to Machu Picchu, closes each year in February for maintenance. The popular Machu Picchu trek, with approximately 25.000 hikers (more…)

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Awards for Peru: popularity continues to grow

Wednesday December 04, 2019
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Awards for Peru: popularity continues to grow

Peru’s popularity among travellers from all over the world continues to grow.

Last week, Peru’s tourist highlight Machu Picchu and New World Wonder was chosen as top destination by AFAR in their list Best Destinations to go in 2020

Machu Picchu was listed on the sub-list Best UNESCO World Heritage Site, together with El Alhambra (Spain), Eastern Island (Chile) and Teotihuacán in Mexico and now ranks first as ‘top place to go’, thanks to more than 100,000 votes! (more…)

6 million Peruvians will benefit from natural gas by 2021

Wednesday December 04, 2019
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6 million Peruvians will benefit from natural gas by 2021

The Peruvian Minister of Energy and Mines, Juan Carlos Liu, declared that 6 million Peruvians will benefit from the natural gas service for residential use by 2021.

“4 million Peruvians throughout the country already have the natural gas service. Our objective for 2021 is to provide this cheap gas service for 6 million citizens,” he declared.

Minister Liu and President Martin Vizcarra visited the Carabayllo district to attend the ceremony of natural gas connection for the 900.000th beneficiary (more…)

Sipan Museum receives almost 3 million visits since opening 2002

Wednesday December 04, 2019
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Sipan Museum receives almost 3 million visits since opening 2002

Over 2.8 million of persons visited the National “Sipan Museum” since its opening in 2002. The Sipan Museum is the main tourist attraction of the Lambayeque region and Chiclayo and one of the most visited places in Peru after Machu Picchu.

Visitors are mainly surprised because of the funeral collection that includes jewels, headdresses, and ornaments made out of gold, silver, copper, and beautiful stones which decorate its leftovers inside the disclosed tomb, that was discovered intact in 1987. (more…)

Latin Grammy Award for Peru’s favorite singer: Eva Ayllon

Wednesday December 04, 2019
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Latin Grammy Award for Peru’s favorite singer: Eva Ayllón

On Wednesday 13 November, the 20th release of the Latin Grammy Awards took place, together with the Latin Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, which confers prices for greatness in music. One of the beneficiaries is the appreciated Peruvian singer Eva Ayllón.

Through her remarkable artistic meaning to Latin music all through her artistic progress, the admired Afro-Peruvian “Voice of Peru” obtained the award.

During an exclusive ceremony and inside lunch at Waldorf Astoria (more…)

Q’uma: Responsible Enterprise sells Peruvian Chocolate

Friday November 15, 2019
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This chocolate convention assures a constructive living situation for its 120 direct female cultivators, in the middle of the Peruvian Andes. Uncover where to find your candy bar!

Cacao is known for its qualities that make people feel good, from fostering mood to bettering digestion. Thanks to Q’uma, a Peruvian chocolate business, consumers will feel even better.

The name Q’uma comes from the Aymaran word q’umara, (more…)

Nazca Lines suffering from climate changes

Thursday October 03, 2019
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CNN in español recently published an article on the Nazca lines in Peru, showcasing their enigmatic ways and zoomorphic figures. The sumptuous archaeological site is located on Panamericana Sur Highway, approximately 400 kilometers south of Lima, the Peruvian capital. CNN offered suggestions for visitors, a brief history of the lines, as well as outlining the major theories of the Nazca line purpose. One example, the Lady of Nazca, portrayed the lines as enormous solar and lunar calendars.

The Nazca Lines are mysterious symbols (more…)

Machu Picchu: who is the legitimate owner?

Monday September 30, 2019
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It has been a drawn out process to establish who owns Machu Picchu in Peru. Twenty years of legal battles, to be exact. Finally, it is confirmed that the Peruvian State has rightful ownership of the famous Inca Citadel Machu Picchu.

“Today, the final verdict on a dispute between a family, claiming to own Machu Picchu, and the Peruvian State was delivered in Cusco. The case has, as a whole, over 20 years of legal proceedings and, finally, the verdict was in favor of the State,” Culture Minister Luis Jaime Castillo confirmed. (more…)

Barranco: Lima’s coolest neighborhood

Friday September 27, 2019
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The Barranco district of Lima, Peru has legitimate “cool” status. Time Out Magazine, based in England, has listed Barranco in the top 30 coolest neighborhoods. Time Out is a magazine that ranks countries in all different categories. From the most romantic cities, the best cocktails in the world, to the worlds wildest and cheapest party cities. Time Out does a lot of ranking, and Barranco has certainly caught their eye.

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Efforts to save the burning Amazon Rainforest

Monday September 09, 2019
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For three weeks, fires have been burning the Amazon rainforest. This poses serious consequences for the rest of the world as Amazon produces approximately 16% of the world’s oxygen. This crisis of the burning Amazon rainforest has sparked an international discussion and call for action, especially among Peru and Colombia. (more…)

Wheelchairs in Machu Picchu

Tuesday June 18, 2019
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Wheel the World is taking over the world—in the best way possible. The Chilean company Wheel the World provides travel experiences for people with physical disabilities. They have tours packages in Easter Island, Oaxaca, Valparaiso, to name a few. Their next ground to conquer: Machu Picchu in Peru.

Tours to Machu Picchu are now open for physically disabled clients, thanks to Wheel the World’s efforts. They offer a six-day tour of Cusco and Machu Picchu. (more…)

July 2: Visible Solar Eclipse in Peru

Friday June 14, 2019
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The last solar eclipse experienced in North America was on August 21, 2017. Are you ready? Because the next one is coming, and it will be visible in South America!

Tuesday, July 2, a solar eclipse will be visible from Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Ecuador, Argentina, Bolivia and in Peru! The eclipse is starting at 2:20 pm, local time in Peru.

There is a solar eclipse when the moon places itself between the sun and the earth and when it casts the shadow on the earth. (more…)

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