A day trip to Aranjuez

Aranjuez is a city in the southern part of Madrid, Spain. It was founded as a royal pleasure retreat by the Crown of Spain in 1560, and until 1752 only the nobility could visit it. Since 2001 it is considered a…

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Berlin & Potsdam in 6 days

Berlin was waiting for me a long time ago. It was one of those trips I was continuously delaying because it was too close or because it was such a big city that I knew I needed more than a…

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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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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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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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Arequipa, the colonial capital of Peru

After crossing the border between Chile and Peru we decided to stay one night in Tacna, 35 km north of the border. It was our first time crossing the border to Peru so we were not sure how long it…

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Last days in Chile: Iquique & Humberstone

Iquique is a coastal city in the north of Chile, although it was originally a Peruvian city (until 1883 when the War of the Pacific finished). The city developed a lot in the 19th century due to the saltpeter mining…

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