How To Treat Street Vendors

Since the popularization of Machu Picchu, Peru’s livelihood and fate has been forever linked to tourism. Millions come each year from all over the world to catch a glimpse of the wonder that is Machu Picchu, and they all, for the most part, have to pass through Cusco. Some stay just long enough to adjust […]

Inca Trinity

In Peru you will encounter quite a few snakes, pumas, and condors throughout your surroundings. From paintings, sculptures, and nazca lines, to souvenirs, restaurants and bars, these three holy inca symbols remain a respected part of culture and history. Learn a bit about the significance of each so you can understand their prevalence and appreciate […]

COST OF LIFE IN CUSCO

Cusco, Peru is one of the cheapest cities in South America to live. Consumer prices including the cost of rent are almost 50% less than in the United States, for example. As of March 2018, 1 USD is the equivalent of 3.27 Peruvian soles, and 1 Euro will get you 4.07 soles in Peru. Of […]

A COFFEE LOVER’S GUIDE TO CUSCO

If you’re like me, there is nothing that gets a day started better than a cup of coffee. In Europe or the USA, coffee cultures are highly unique. In New York, you might go to the same shop every day for the same drink. In Spain or Italy, you might have an espresso in the […]

ESSENTIAL AND PERUVIAN SPANISH

Don’t need to be a fluent Spanish speaker to visit Peru, but of course it is always a good idea to know a bit of the local language. A lot of people in Peru speak both Spanish and English, especially in touristic areas. At restaurants, you can speak either language and most likely be understood. […]

10 CROPS THAT ARE MORE DELICIOUS IN PERU

In the Andes regions of Peru there is a plethora of incredible and delicious crops that you have to try to believe they actually taste better. In no particular order, these 10 crops come from some of the finest farms, usually free from chemical pesticides and GMOs that many other farmers across the world insist […]

5 EXOTIC DRINKS YOU HAVE TO TRY ON YOUR TRIP TO PERU

The culture of Peru is packed to the brim with diversity, and you will likely have no shortage of unique experiences. From the food to the music and the incredible natural beauty, you won’t have to wait for very long to try something new. For the millions who visit Peru every year, one of the […]

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN ARRIVING TO CUSCO

Leaving The Airport Okay, you’ve disembarked your flight, passed through immigrations, and collected your bag. You have some lef5tover currency from home and a credit card, but no soles (the local currency of Peru). Your hostel is booked and you know the address, but that’s it. You know some basic Spanish, but not enough to […]

PREPARE FOR YOUR TRIP TO PERU

Peru Festivals Celebrate good times! Whether you’re visiting in the middle of rainy season or right at the peak of the high tourist season, there is always something to celebrate in Peru. Make sure you don’t miss out on the party- Check out this list of holidays to see whats going on during your visit. January January […]

THE COMPLEX OF RAQCHI

It all began when the sun, seeing the pitiful state of men, created a couple from the foam of Lake Titikaka. His name was Manco Capac, the male, and Mama Ocllo, his wife. He gave them a golden scepter and ordered them to go around the world to civilize the people. He commissioned them to […]