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Visiting Machu Picchu: My Experience

It was still dark outside when I woke up to get ready for my Machu Picchu adventure. I took my backpack and gear I had planned the previous night, and head over to the hotel’s main lobby for breakfast. The tour guide was waiting for me at the hotel lobby at 4:30 AM sharp. The night before, the tour guide explained the importance of being on time the day of your Machu Picchu visit. Remember: everyone wants to get in line as early as possible to ride the bus to the main site. If you miss your time slot to ride the bus, you are screwed. Words are not enough how excited I was to finally see Machu Picchu. The sun rays were starting to lighten up the sky when I arrived to the top. After a pleasant bus ride, the guide gathered the group and start the archeological site visit of the lost city of the Incas.   I first entered Machu Picchu archeological site at around 7:30 AM. At this time, the fog …

Learning How To Cook Traditional Peruvian Cuisine

          There’s no denying it. Peru has the best cuisine in all of South America! With this in mind, I decided to take a traditional peruvian cuisine class and learn how to cook some delicious dishes.           Cooking is not my forte. It’s never been, not because I can’t prepare anything but because I am too lazy to cook or to actually go to the supermarket to acquire all the ingredients. That’s why delivery Apps are my best friend! Haha Why would I do without Uber Eats or Postmates? Who knows.           Anyways, I was looking forward to actually learn how to prepare my own dishes. “You’re the only one if this tour this afternoon!” the chef said after he introduced himself at my hotel’s lobby. “Great! It’s like a private class.” I thought.           Chef Christian was by far one of the coolest people I met in this trip. Our first stop was el Mercado San Pedro, Cusco’s …

What To Pack For Machu Picchu

Simplicity is the answer. To successfully pack for your Machu Picchu adventure you only need one thing: activewear. Hiking, hiking and more hiking! That’s all you’ll be doing through the length of your trip. Here’s a quick guide of the things you need to take to Machu Picchu:   CLOTHES Day Clothing – Activewear outfits throughout the length of the trip. Footwear – Athletic shoes and hiking boots. Pajamas Accessories: Hats, Gloves, Scarves etc. Raincoat Sweaters BASICS Toiletries – Shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, perfume, toothpaste, toothbrush, soap etc. Brush Lip Balm Make up & make-up remover Hair accessories – bobby pins and hair ties. Laundry Kit Hand Wipes   MUST HAVE NEEDS Refillable Water Bottle – Keep your hydration levels up! Sunglasses Backpack – Choose a backpack, not big but not too small, to carry all your belongings throughout the day. Sunscreen and Insect Repellent First Aid Medication Kit   ELECTRONICS + ENTERTAINMENT IPad Camera + Tripod – Don’t forget your SD card! Kindle Headphones PS – don’t forget to pack the device’s chargers! via GIPHY …

See Lima From A Different Perspective! | Paragliding

Last month, I visited Lima, Peru for the first time! Apart from all the delicious food we ate, I had the opportunity to see Lima from another perspective. Apparently, Paragliding is a popular sport in Lima because of their strong winds. Who knew right? As soon as I saw this activity on Trip Advisor, I wrote them an email and booked my flight! This aerial tour made me realize few things: I always want to remember the breathtaking views of the city’s coastline and skyline. I am 100% not scared of heights! See, in order to flight we had to run and jump off a mountain. This helped me understand the city’s layout. “Oh that’s where the Mall is!” “Look that’s the restaurant we went yesterday” “Good to Know” tips: It only takes 10 minutes! Don’t worry, you have time to fit this activity on your schedule. You can always Whatsapp the instructor if you have further questions! Mariella: “Hey Jorge, can I go now?” | Instructor: “Hello Mariella, head over in 20 minutes. The …

Four Restaurants To Dine in Lima, Peru

When you think about Lima you think about great food, something of a spiritual gourmet experience. From Ceviches to Tiraditos and Lomo Saltado to Arroz Chaufa… Lima has a dish that will please any palate and satisfy any appetite! 1) Pescados Capitales Well, you read the menu and you have to laugh! They did a great job in naming their plates. Good service, great food and good flavors. Shown here, Lomo Saltado. 2) La Mar This restaurant serves the best seafood in all Lima and they are known for the Ceviche. They offer a wide variety of Ceviche dishes, that sometimes can be tricky to pick only one. Luckily for you, they offer a Ceviche Sampler which features three different kinds of Ceviche as an appetizer. 3) Restaurant Huaca Pucllana Great place for lunch or dinner. This restaurant oversees the remains of a clay stepped pyramid from the Lima Culture (200-700 AD) offering an unique experience while you enjoy their great variety of Peruvian dishes! 4) La Rosa Nautica Located at the end of the …