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Oct
2015
Things to Do in Cusco
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First Adjust to the Alitude. Here in Cusco we are 3,300m above sea-level, so it is best to spend the first day resting. Re-hydrate, limit alcohol intake, and eat slowly, in order to best acclimatize. Chewing coca leaves or one morning cup of coca tea are known remedies for the lower oxygen levels in the altitude. Relaxing […]

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Jun
2015
Get a Taste of Uniquely Peruvian Expressions
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After our blog about Runasimi/Quechua we realised that there are many uniquely Peruvian Spanish jerga (or slang) expressions that were too funny not to share. Enjoy making yourself sound local. Here is our finest and 100% locally verified selection:

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Jun
2015
Best Time to Visit Machu Picchu and What not to Miss
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If you want to avoid the downpours and the biggest crowds the ideal time to visit Machu Picchu is right before or right after the rainy season in September or May. Rainy season: October to mid-April (including the warmest time: November to March) Dry season: Mid-April to September Best time: May – September  

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Apr
2015
Ruben, Congratulations on Your Graduation as a Mountain Guide!
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Ruben (in the picture in the middle between Yamil on the left and Piero on the right) has recently graduated from the Antonio Lorena Institute here in Cusco, Peru and became our newest mountain guide – one example of an opportunity that redistributing the tourism income can open up.

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Mar
2015
Latest Alpaca News – Nobody Escapes Getting a Trim
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It’s been quite some time since November 2014 when the first herd of donated alpacas slowly walked into their old-new home near Cusco, Peru. The project began in 2013 with an expertly study of the environment and especially the local grasses. It was most important to make sure that the Andean Camelids originally from Cordillera Vilcanota […]

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Mar
2015
Trekking Verses
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                Trekking is getting out of the office to stretch your legs. Trekking is a dose of peace for the outdoor lovers. Trekking is entertainment in the remote.

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Mar
2015
Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Quechua
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Most importantly Quechua speakers refer to their mother tongue as runasimi, which means ‘human speech’.[1] It is one of the 47 original languages spoken in Peru. Quechua is also spoken in Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Argentina and Chile.[2] With the Inca conquest of more and more territory Quechua spread in a similar way Latin did in […]

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Mar
2015
Pumpkin or Zapallo? Halloween à la Cusco
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Did you know? 31st October is traditionally Día de la Canción Criolla – Creole Song Day in Peru. This event was established President Manuel Prado Ugarteche in 1944, in order to celebrate Peru’s iconic creole music and the musicians of especially Afro-Peruvian, but also Andean origins. Over the past 20 years, especially in Cusco with the […]

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Sep
2014
Lares – Alternative Route to Machu Picchu
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The remote Lares Valley is an excellent trekking place if you want to escape the crowds, clicking of cameras and experience genuine encounters with the local people.[1] Remote Andean Villages Breathtaking Landscapes Hot Medicinal Springs No Crowds or Overly-Traveled Trails Personalized Service, Quality, Equipment, and Excellent Meals ‘Situated among the eastern slopes of the Andes […]