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    5 Bonus Facts about Colonial Cusco You Didn’t Know You Wanted

    My last day in Cusco, 11,500 feet up in the Peruvian Andes, I took a city tour – a little out of order, I know. I had read the history (typical European “liberation” by exploitation), rested from my trip to Machu Picchu and had taken a back alley salsa class (amusing in Spanish), but I […]

    February 5, 2012 2 Comments Travel
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    How to Go Stag on The Road to Machu Picchu

    2011 marked 100 years since a Yale professor introduced the world to Machu Picchu, now the most gilded image of South America. He most likely was not the first explorer to lay eyes on the sight, actually thought it was another city entirely, and the Peruvian government has been disputing the return of the artifacts […]

    January 18, 2012 5 Comments Travel
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    Peruvian Capital Hostel & Colonial Mansion En Uno

    My recommendation to check into 1900 Backpacker’s Hostel is based on the assumption that you have already decided to stay in central Lima. Most travelers choose to stay in the coastline districts of modern Miraflores or bohemian Barranco and instead make day trips to the capital’s nucleus for its imposing Baroque architecture, Inquisition Museum or […]

    January 18, 2012 1 Comment Live a Little