Peru is a magical place to travel to

Peru is enormous; it’s the size of the American West Coast, but the secrets behind its culture and thousands of years of history and even larger.The South American country sits between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes, and it’s considered a megadiverse country for its extraordinary range of native plants and animals.

Travelling to Peru means learning about traditions

What brings the country together is its ancient history. Peru was in the heart of the Inca empire that dominated the area from the 13th century until their defeat against the Spaniard conquerors in 1572, and the people still hold Inca traditions as their own. Peruvians, the people of the sun, are a closed community and have assimilated little of the modern ways spread in the rest of America. However, it’s because of this seclusion that you can still find extraordinary unaltered traditions.

The History from Cusco to Nasca is phenomenal

Peru, meaning ‘land of abundance’ in the Quechua Indian language, is a truly divine and magical place to travel to. Peru is home to a wide range of landscapes and climates, from the Pacific coast, to the Andes mountain range and Amazon rainforest. Furthermore, it is considered one of five birthplaces of civilization, with human history dating back thousands of years. Now, thanks to its unique blend of gorgeous scenery and a history as intricately woven as the bright Quechuan fabrics, Peru’s Sacred Valley is a top tourist destination.

Machu Pichu

Macchu Picchu overlooks mountaintops covered with jungle forest and a winding, small valley. Noone is sure about the real purpose of this city. Much mystery surrounds it. Somehow most of the skeletons found there are of women, adding to the argument that Inca kings were served by young virgins and sacrificed them.

The world wonder is packed into two square miles of mountain tops, terraced on hundreds of levels. There are almost 200 rock staircases and over 3,000 stairs.

Why Alpaca is the Most Sustainable Animal on Earth

You’ve probably heard of llama and alpaca. They’re both domesticated South American animals, and the alpaca’s beautiful wool has become very popular in recent years, and so have the traditional Peruvian textiles that are made from this unique material. Items made from alpaca wool can be found in homes, popular hotels, and even restaurants in many places, but you’ll see them everywhere in the region. Guanacos and vicuñas are relatives of the better-known alpacas and llamas, and very shy, living in less-populated, higher-altitude regions of the Andes. You might spot one from afar, if you’re lucky.

Alpaca Sanctuary Awana Kancha : How to Get There and What to See

Awana Kancha’s animals are one of its best features. All four of the native camelid species live here: llama, alpaca, vicuña, and guanaco. These long-necked animals have lived in the Andes along with the native peoples. The llama and alpaca are domesticated, providing clothing and fuel to people for over 5000 years. Llama are bigger and they’re often used as pack animals, while alpaca are wool animals. Vicuña and guanaco mostly exist in the wild, and they’re naturally very shy.

Lake Titicaca :Taquile legends,Andean Weavers and Wedding Rituals

This is not your typical “lake weekend” and lake Titicaca does not even to resemble a lake , but a limitless ocean .
The sun painted the lake the illumines blue . The sky the sky is azure beyond believe .
Being in the middle of this majestic lake , you can totally understand why the Incas worshipped the sun : the sun is what gives Lake Titicaca its sense of mystery, its unmatched sublimity.

Peru Natural Fabric Dyes : Ancient Secrets Revealed

Natural fabric dyes are becoming popular again as eco-conscious products are more in demand. Natural, sustainable dyes have been used since the beginning of textile crafting, and they’re seeing a revival in the modern world, although they’ve never gone out of use in many places around the world, such as Peru, which has a rich textile culture. Natural dyes created…

Amantani Island Homestay in Lake Titicaca : My Actual Experience

This is so far the only place I’ve been to where tourists are kept simple and exists in harmony with the natural way of life .
And I am not even talking about the staged to the perfection Uros tour. But tourism in general . Where selling your ingenuity and traditions means sharing and not selling out . Where you let the foreigner admire and be a part of your culture for an hour or a day just letting them in , without being a clown who dresses up and gets back to western clothing and Walmart plastic furniture right after the tourist cameras are off .

A Foodie’s Guide To Peruvian Food And Drink

Here’s what you can expect from an exciting trip to Peru; a journey to the past in which you’ll find not only the kindest, warmest people but insight in their ancestral cooking.Peruvians, the people of the sun, are a closed community and have assimilated little of the modern ways spread in the rest of America. However, it’s because of this seclusion that you can still find extraordinary unaltered traditions; a unique lifestyle better appreciated through food.

Titicaca: The Great Show of Uros Floating Islands and Why I Hated it

Back in the day the Mobility was the name of the game. When political situation got tense , particularly with the arrival of the Incas , they could just move the entire island from the dangerous area . Just push it off the shore and float to safety within the 3,200-square-mile lake .Anchors made of rocks and rope would hold them in place , but not exactly . At least not all the time …

Andean Explorer: a Luxury Trip From Cusco to Puno

Traveling on the Belmond Andean Explorer from Cusco to Puno is a unique yet fulfilling experience, a journey between mountains and clouds, at higher altitudes. Ten hours of travel, starting from Cusco and ending at the majestic Lake Titicaca, the train allows you to keep yourself immersed in the natural beauty of Andean Mountain Range.

Visiting Moray, Peru – Inca’s Open Air Agriculture Lab

The Incas cultivated an estimated 70 species of crops, almost as many as the farmers of Europe and Asia combined.Basically , they created an agricultural wonderland.One of the most visually stunning Inca ruins were actually very carefully designed fields that sustained the whole community. This was an Incan agricultural laboratory, conducted on an imperial scale.

Finding the Soul of Machu Picchu : My Balance Experience

The Inca knew something about balance that we don’t . Yes , Macchu Picchu is definitely attractive to historians and archeologists , with Inca building techniques .
But to me , the real wonder of the world was in the perfect harmony : the man-made and the natural. The was such a complex structure , coexists with the stunning nature of the Andes so effortlessly . The most promotive and the most complex . This is the wonder .