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Posted by on Aug 16, 2015 in Travel Argentina, Travel Bolivia, Travel Brazil, Travel Chile, Travel Destinations, Travel Peru, Travel South America |

5 Great Countries to Visit in South America

5 Great Countries to Visit in South America

South America is a land of true beauty. Everything, from the majestic Iguazu Falls that cover the Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil border to the lively Sao Paolo and its remarkable Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge is a sight to behold. The rich cultural diversity creates great vacation experiences regardless of whether you visit Brazil in time for the Carnivores or are just there to enjoy the sun, the beauty and the exquisite dishes. Each of the countries in South America have something special that is worthy of your time. 1. The buzzing universe of Peru Peru is a purely outdoor tourist destination. With surfing trips and excursion trips into the Amazon rainforest, you would definitely be in the mood to taste something from the famous Peru street food cuisines. The city of lima would to prove to be an amazing place courtesy of its affordable housing, food and a perfect mix of culture and outdoor activities. From here, you can visit other exotic destinations like the oasis city of...

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Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Expats, Only The Best, Travel Destinations, Travel Peru, Travel Resources, Travel South America, Travel Style, Travel Tips | 1 comment

12 Interesting Facts about Peru

12 Interesting Facts about Peru

Peru certainly has its share of world wonders – Machu Picchu, Nazca Lines, Lake Titicaca – but most travelers to the country don’t know much about the amazing biodiversity and rich cultural history of the region. Read on for 12 surprising and fascinating facts about Peru so you can be your own tour guide on your vacation. 1. Peru Is for Surfers Though not well-known outside secluded surfing circles, Peru’s Pacific coast has some of the best left-handed waves and breaks on Earth.(Image by Javier Espinoza) 2. Peru Has 3 Official Languages When the Spanish conquered the Incans, they established their native tongue as the dominant language; however, the native languages of Quechua (largely regarded as a descendant of the Inca) and Aymara persist. It is also thought that deep in Peru’s rainforest, more than 13 native languages are still spoken widely. 3. Peru Has 55 Varieties of Corn Grown since before 1200 B.C., corn has a prominent place in Peruvian cuisine. Corn in Peru comes in all sizes...

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Posted by on Jan 19, 2014 in Only The Best, Travel Peru, Travel South America, World Culture and History |

Inti Raymi – The Cusco’s Festival of Worshipping The Sun

Inti Raymi – The Cusco’s Festival of Worshipping The Sun

There’s a festival celebrated in Cusco, Peru for nine days called Inti Raymi. For those who ever heard of it, they probably know that that this festival is something related to the Incan God, Inti. Yes, it is actually a celebration of worshipping the sun. The celebration involves beautiful, colorful costumes, elaborate and formal banquets, festive music, reenactment of the rituals of ancient Inca, and a lot more. If you are looking for something between mythology and magic, you should visit Cusco for the festival of Inti Raymi. Being celebrated every year on 24th of June, Inti Raymi brings back all viewers to the ancient world of Inca people. Wiracocha, the God of Sun of the Incas, are being worshipped in this festival and it symbolizes the eternal solemn commitment of the marriage between Wiracocha and his sons, the human being. The ceremony usually takes place when the sun is the farthest from the earth, at the winter solstice. According to the myth, the ancient Inca people were afraid...

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Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel Bolivia, Travel Peru, Travel South America, World Culture and History |

The Incas – What is it more to Know?

The Incas – What is it more to Know?

  My travel in South America, with no doubt fascinated me and left me with open jaw many times. Either the Salar de Uyuni of Bolivia or the Pantanal of Brazil were breath taking. As for Peru, the wonder of the South American old culture, the Incas, and the famous Machu Picchu have both long and rich heritage. But to truly appreciate and understand them both, we have to go back in time. Peru was the homeland of the Incas, under the military stewardship of Pachacuti and his son Topa Inca who ruled over a splendid empire in the mountains and fertile valleys of the Andes some 600 years ago. The Incas came to power in the 1400’s. Geographically speaking, the land of the Incas was not an ideal place to live in those early times. It used to be a very arid desert consisted of steep slopes which make farming quite a challenging task. The clever minds of the Incas devised a way to create terraces and fill...

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Posted by on Apr 25, 2013 in Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel Argentina, Travel Brazil, Travel Chile, Travel Destinations, Travel Ecuador, Travel Guyana, Travel Peru, Travel South America, Travel Style |

I Just Love Waterfalls! Here Are Some Great Waterfalls in South America I Have Been .

I Just Love Waterfalls! Here Are Some Great Waterfalls in South America I Have Been .

The continent of South America is a wonderful tourist destination boasting some of the most picturesque waterfalls in the world. In my travels there, I enjoyed it so much! I had been in so many places and one of my best attractions were visiting waterfalls!!!The tropical rainforest climate prevalent in a large portion of this continent feeds mighty waterfalls that are definitely worth a visit as they range from full blown cataracts to horsetail falls. The falls you should visit are:  Angel Falls 1. Iguazu Falls   Iguazu Falls. These are located on the Iguazu River near the city of Curitiba on the border of Brazil and Argentina. Its height is 82 meters at highest and 69 meters at lowest. The flow rate is 1756m3/s. Accessible from either the Puerto Iguazú town in Argentina or the town of Foz do Iguaçu in Brazil. The best time for visiting is between the months of April through September. The entrance fee is about 25$. 2.  Angel Falls  Iguazu Falls Angel Falls...

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Posted by on Feb 24, 2013 in Travel Asia, Travel Brazil, Travel China, Travel Destinations, Travel Europe, Travel Italy, Travel Jordan, Travel Mexico, Travel Middle East, Travel North America, Travel Peru, Travel South America, World Culture and History |

The New 7 Wonders of the Ancient World- Take a Look

The New 7 Wonders of the Ancient World- Take a Look

The New 7 wonders foundation formed a partnership with the United Nations back in the year 2007. Due to the UNs efforts to promote its United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals, they came together and drew a new list and posted it on their website. Before the creation of the New 7 wonders the previous list was; the pyramids found in Giza Egypt, the hanging garden found in Babylon, The Statue of Zeus at Olympia, Mausoleum at The Halicarnassus, Artemis Temple at Ephesus, The Lighthouse of Alexandria. Rgardless, there are so many point of views about what the wonders of the world should be here is the new list of 7 wonderful locations: The Taj Mahal in India It is a white color marble mausoleum found in Agra, the Uttar Pradesh in the country of India.it was constructed in around 1632 by emperor Jahan after the bereavement of his wife Mahal Mumtaz who died in child birth. This mausoleum is very popular and admired throughout the world as a priceless...

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