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Tag: Machu Picchu Inca Trail

6 Tips and Tricks for Hiking the Inca Trail

My flight was booked! My dream of hiking the Inca Trail, and walking through the sun gate to Machu Picchu was finally becoming a reality. But then, the reality hit me. I have never done an overnight hike before! What do I pack? How do I get into shape? Is it safe?

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Peruvian Food You Can't Miss on Your Machu Picchu Trip

Peruvian food has a long and storied history and has drawn influences from all over the world. Besides the cuisine's strong indigenous influence, Peruvian food includes many aspects of Spanish, Chinese, and West African cuisines, among others. But enough talk! Let's take a look...

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15 Bucket List Activities to do in South America

Relaxing on the reed islands of Lake Titicaca, on board the 'Chinchilla' trip

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7 Things to Know Before Visiting Peru

Hikers ascending Old Womens Pass on the Classic Inca Trail[/caption] If you're coming to Peru to hike the Inca Trail, please don't take it for granted, even with porters and...

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History of Machu Picchu

Hiram Bingham (image courtesy of time.com)

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Huayna Picchu: How Fit Must You Be To Climb?

So you've made it up to Machu Picchu. After months of planning, a flight to another continent, a few buses and a train or perhaps a 4-day trek... you're here.

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The 7 Peruvian Drinks You Can't Miss on Your Trip

Image appears courtesy of www.travelandescape.ca.

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Peru Vaccinations and Medical Checklist

Even the luckiest of people sometimes experience a bit of misfortune during their travels. Most of the time these problems are minor; food that doesn't agree with your stomach or a scraped knee, for instance. But every once in a while something goes seriously wrong.

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6 Peruvian Words You Should Know Before Your Machu Picchu Adventure

The streets of Cuzco are full of chifas serving delicious Chinese-Peruvian fusion

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Interesting Peru Facts

Here are 26 of the most interesting facts about Peru, that’ll get you inspired for that South America adventure holiday!1.

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