Guinea Pig on a Stick!

Guinea Pig on a Stick! “Guinea Pig on a stick?”, we hear you shout. “You can’t do that, they are family pets!”. Here in Peru, they are not pets, and yes you can! They are a part of the highland diet, with various interesting preparation styles, some of which might upset the non-carnivorous amongst you. […]

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Rum and Volcanoes
The views around the Arenal volcano are amazing, get out into the foothills

Visiting Nicaragua | Rum & Volcanoes When you get to the top of the Cerro Negro (Black Hill) volcano in Nicaragua and look down the view is a little scary for most people. You booked the volcano boarding excursion without a second thought but standing at the summit it looks very steep, and it was […]

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Che Guevara | Argentine Icon
Other than Evita, is there a more famous Argentine?

When we were living in Argentina I once saw a great Che Guevara t-shirt. Beneath the iconic image of the revolutionary in bold letters are the words “No sé quien era, pero es la moda”; I don’t know who he was, but it’s fashionable. El Che has become the personification of rebellion and counter-culture, and […]

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Machu Picchu to Reopen
The magical Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu

Machu Picchu to reopen on July 15th For those of us in the South American travel industry, it was fantastic to read “Machu Picchu to Reopen” in our inboxes. This iconic Inca ruin has undergone many changes to the way we visit over the years but this latest change is the most drastic. Machu Picchu […]

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Alternative Inca Trails
Remember that there are several alternative Inca Trails to Machu Picchu

There is more than just one Inca Trail Anyone who is interested in visiting Peru and hiking has heard of the classic 4-day Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu. It is one of the most famous hikes in the world and a lot of attention is given to it, quite rightly. It is indeed a […]

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