• Love Notes from Peru,  SOUTH AMERICA,  Travel

    Cusco City Guide

    When you Arrive Much like Lima, there will be hordes of taxi drivers waiting to pick you up when you arrive at the airport and they will all continue to harass you until you get into a taxi. It is best if you contact your accommodation ahead of time and have them arrange for a driver to pick you up. This will cost you the same amount (40 soles), and will make your life much easier.  If you do end up grabbing one while you are at the airport, you can probably haggle your way down to 30 soles.  Be sure to NOT give them your bag, because if you…

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    Lima City Guide

    When you Arrive When you arrive at the Lima Airport, there will be hordes of taxi drivers waiting and they will all continue to harass you until you get into a taxi. It is best if you contact your hostel ahead of time and have them arrange for a driver to pick you up. It will cost you the same amount (40 soles) and will make your life so much easier.  If you do end up not prearranging and grabbing one while you are at the airport, you can probably haggle your way down to a price of 30 soles (10 USD).  When you do this, be sure to NOT…

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    Rainbow Mountain: Peru’s Hidden Gem

    High in the Andes, at an altitude of 5200 meters (15,600 feet) lies the mysterious and well-hidden Vinicunca Mountain, commonly referred to in the traveler world as Rainbow Mountain.  There is little online about how to get to this amazing natural wonder, except reading that there is little online about it.  How to get there, food, preparation, why you should go, what to expect, are not things that have been covered extensively online about visiting this crazy place just a 3-hour bus ride from Cusco, so I’m going to give you the lowdown- the good, the bad, and the ugly. If you haven’t already and want to, check out my…

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    A Guide to Machu Picchu

    Everything you need to know about visiting the ancient Incan Ruins. Undiscovered until 1911 by archeologist Hiram Bingham, the most iconic work of the Incan Empire, Machu Picchu was built around 1450, but abandoned during the Spanish Conquest.  One of the 7 Modern Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu is an incredible and breathless experience which leaves you mesmerized at the history behind it. Getting to this site can be a bit complex though, so keep on reading to find out more about visiting this incredible place! How to Get to Machu Picchu Hike It There are tons of options when it comes to hiking the Inca Trail to Machu…