Category Archives: General Travel Tips

Insider Tips on the Best Way to Reserve Hostels in Peru

When it comes to reserving hostels anywhere in the world, everybody has their own preferred method. Almost every quest, however, begins with a visit to the traveler’s preferred booking site, be it hostelworld or a similar company. However, once you’ve … Continue reading

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Sleeping Well in a Shared Dorm

For many backpackers, staying in hostels and sleeping in shared dorm rooms isn’t just a way to cut costs; it’s a more adventurous, entertaining, and lively way to travel. It does have its frustrations, however: snorers, early wakers, or late, … Continue reading

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What You Need to Know Before Booking Hostels in Peru

Hostels allow travelers to save money on what is often their largest expense after flight tickets: lodging. There are some universals that you can expect in hostels around the globe: plenty of opportunities for socializing and the sorts of amenities … Continue reading

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Excursions in the Bolivian Amazon: Pampas vs Jungle

The Bolivian Amazon is becoming steadily more popular, especially among budget travelers, as it offers the diversity of the Brazilian Amazon at a fraction of the price. Simply put, it’s a more affordable and less crowded way to see the … Continue reading

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Celebrate Peru’s National Guinea Pig Day this Friday

Last year, Peruvian authorities declared the second Friday of each October to be National Guinea Pig Day. Representatives from the Ministry of Agriculture (MINAGRI) explained, “We’ve decided to establish National Cuy Day on the merit of the importance of the … Continue reading

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Getting the Best Travel Photos

As evidenced by the common “top” lists on photography aficionado sites, Peru is considered one of the best countries for photographing landscapes and people, a treasure-house of amazing shots waiting to be taken. Many travelers who make the trip seek … Continue reading

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Paracas National Reserve: Peru’s Desert Coast…and its Penguins

Paracas National Reserve is known for its natural beauty and surprising wildlife which includes numerous penguin and sea lion colonies. You can reach it by taking a bus from Lima to Pisco, a trip of about 3-4 hours. (Pisco’s a … Continue reading

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Getting Your Laundry Washed in Cusco

For all of its colonial and pre-Columbian charm, many of travelers will attest that the city of Cusco seems to be covered in a fine layer of dust… Add in a trek or two in the mountains or along the … Continue reading

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Traditional Peruvian Food that’s Also Vegetarian

Ever more modest and upscale vegetarian restaurants are popping up throughout Peru. This is due in part to the same growth of nutritional and ethical concerns that other countries are having and in part to small fringe religious movements that … Continue reading

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Jungle Life: What to Do in Puerto Maldonado in the Peruvian Amazon

Most travelers who visit the Peruvian Amazon do so by flying into Puerto Maldonado from Cusco, or by taking the bus along the Interoceanic highway, a 30min flight or a 10hr bus trip. From there, they’ll continue on to Manú … Continue reading

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