Selling our car in Peru

In order to leave South America we needed to make a decision regarding the car and actually, one of the most asked questions we got throughout the trip was: What are you going to do with the car at the…

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The chaotic and charming Lima

Finally Lima! The city that everyone told us it was so ugly that we wouldn’t want to stay more than a couple of days. But they were totally wrong… We found a great place to stay for a couple of…

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Visiting the National Reserve of Paracas

Paracas is a small port town, 270 km from Lima, the capital of Peru. It means “sand rain” in the indigenous language Quechua. It is the place to stay if planning to visit the Paracas National Reserve and/or Islas Ballestas.…

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The 10 best stops between Rio and Ushuaia

We spent 67 days driving from Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) to Ushuaia (Argentina) stopping several times. Most of the stops were for more than 2 or 3 nights but a few of them were one night only (just to sleep).…

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The Peruvian desert – Ica & Huacachina

The extremely varied landscapes in Peru give the opportunity to visit almost all kinds of climates. We were already in the mountains and now the desert… Nazca is part of the Peruvian desert (read our last article about Nazca here)…

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The mysterious Nazca in Peru

After Machu Picchu we had to drive almost 700 km from Ollantaytambo (the place where we left the car) to Nazca. Since we arrived in Ollantaytambo only around 10:30am we spent one night in Abancay, which was just 220 km…

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The incredible citadel of Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is an Inca citadel right in the middle of the Peruvian Andes mountains. It was built in the 15th century and today it is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. Of course this…

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History and Architecture at the Sacred Valley

The Sacred Valley is a valley in the Andes region of Peru, close to Cusco – the capital of the Inca Empire. This valley was formed by the Urubamba river and according to recent researches it encompasses the “heartland of…

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Cusco – The center of the Inca Empire

“The City of Cuzco is a unique testimony of the ancient Inca civilization, heart of Tawantinsuyu imperial government, which exercised political, religious and administrative control over much of the South American Andes between the 15th and 16th centuries. The city…

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