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The Great Peruvian Menu

Posted on Tuesday, December 17th, 2013 at 2:57 pm by Andreas Ambarchian


Reflecting the diverse range of terrains and cultures in the country, the cuisine of Peru is rich with variety. The South American nation offers an ambrosial assortment of esculents originating from its various regions. The capital Lima serves as a melting pot for all this food, home to a healthy spread of restaurants serving a range of regional specialties. The Coast The Peruvian coast measures some 1,910 miles in length,…
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Places to Visit with Children In and Around Cusco

Posted on Sunday, June 24th, 2012 at 10:58 am by Alan R. Cohen

Cochahuasi Sanctuary

If you have children, you probably want to take them on exciting trips to learn more about the world.  One way to interest them in the cultural and educational side of the trip is to intersperse those history lessons with tours that are interesting to them.  Fortunately, there are a few places to do that in Cusco and the area nearby and they are actually educational as well.  The best part is,…
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Five of the Most Popular Hikes in Latin America

Posted on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 at 11:32 am by Alan R. Cohen

Mount Fitz Roy

Latin America is one of the best places to hike, so much so that the problem is picking one out of the many possible treks that are available.  Here are five of the most popular, each in a different country, to help you in your choice.  You can´t go wrong with any one of them but each has its own special characteristics.  The ones listed here are some of the shorter ones that,…
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Machu Picchu Artefacts on Display at Casa Concha Museum in Cusco

Posted on Saturday, April 21st, 2012 at 1:24 pm by Alan R. Cohen


Hiram Bingham In 1911, Yale scholar Hiram Bingham rediscovered Machu Picchu.  Although he thought, incorrectly, that he had found the last refuge of the Incas (this was actually Vilcabamba), there is no doubt that what he did find has turned out to be much more significant for visitors to Peru. In 1912, Bingham sent a number of artefacts from Machu Picchu back to Yale University with the permission of the…
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Larco Museum in Lima, Peru is a Must See Attraction

Posted on Sunday, March 4th, 2012 at 12:55 pm by Alan R. Cohen

Larco Museum

The Larco Museum in Lima, Peru should be on your list of Must See attractions when visiting this city.  Founded in 1926, the museum displays gold, silver, and ceramic objects that provide an excellent overview of 3,000 years of pre-Columbian history in Peru.  The museum is housed in a vice-royal mansion of the 18th century built over a 7th century pre-Columbian pyramid.  The lower level of the museum has an impressive…
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