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  • Chachapoyas, Warriors of the Clouds
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  • Corpus of Almudena – celebrating the Virgen de la Almudena in Cusco
  • Trujillo, Culture Capital of Peru
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The Treasures of Southern Colombia

Most people who travel to Colombia, only get as far south as Cali, the capital of salsa dancing. But for those who like to venture beyond the beaten path, southern Colombia has much more to offer: from an amazing basilica, to gorgeous colonial towns, to one of the country’s most important archaeological sites. If you’re […]

Top 6 Things To Do In Quito

Standing high at 2800 meters above sea level and resting on the slopes of the Pichincha volcano, Quito is Ecuador’s capital and its second most populous city — after Guayaquil. Given its centric location, Quito is an ideal base for those traveling to Ecuador. If you are staying around for a few days, these are […]

Chachapoyas, Warriors of the Clouds
January 14th, 2014Peru 0 Comments

The history of the Chachapoya culture seems to have been influenced by their environment and its climate. They used to inhabit the cloud forests of the Amazon region in northern Peru. The center of this legendary culture was the basin of the Utcubamba river. Due to the geographic characteristics of the area, this region remained […]

Cuenca, the Athens of Ecuador

Cuenca, the third most important city in Ecuador after Quito and Guayaquil, is defined by its rich culture and progressive character. And even though at times it has been overshadowed by those two bigger cities, today Cuenca is one of the places in Ecuador that enjoys one of the highest quality of life in the […]

The Celebration of San Jeronimo in Cusco

The Celebration of San Jeronimo in Cusco, Peru is held in honour of San Jeronimo (or San Geronimo, or Saint Jerome) who is the patron saint of lawyers and tour guides. The celebration officially begins on the 28th September, when the feast commences. The festivities continue throughout the following week, with dancing troupes, processions, celebrations and […]

Corpus of Almudena – celebrating the Virgen de la Almudena in Cusco

The festival of the Corpus of Almudena celebrates the Virgin Mary, or Virgen de la Almudena, mother of Jesus Christ, in the form of a statue or icon. The festival of the Corpus of Almudena dates back to the 17th century and is celebrated in Madrid, Spain, as well as Cusco in Peru on the 8th of September. […]

Trujillo, Culture Capital of Peru

Also known as the City of the Eternal Spring, Trujillo is one of Peru’s most important cities in terms of population and culture. This is the place where some of the country’s most important intellectuals and writers were born, where the traditional dance of the Marinera started, and the gorgeous Peruvian Paso horses originated. For […]

The Corpus Christi (body of Christ) festival in Cusco, Peru is a very colorful ceremony and part of a well-kept Peruvian tradition. Corpus Christi is celebrated all over the Christian world, but the event in Cusco always attracts thousands of people, and many visitors from all over the world. Worshippers and festival-goers line the streets […]

Located in the Ancash region of northern Peru, the Cordillera Blanca (White Range, in Spanish) is the second highest mountain range in the world after the Himalayas. In fact, it includes at least 16 peaks that tower above 6000 meters (19,685 ft). Resting at their base are pristine lakes and rivers; luscious green valleys surround […]

Along the train route between Macchu Pichu and Cusco, in the Sacred Valley, lies a small town named Ollantaytambo, which is most famous for its fortress. The Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo was key in repelling an attack by the Spanish. During Pentecost, the market town of Ollantaytambo celebrates in worship of the town’s patron saint, Señor de Choquekillka. The festival begins on Pentecost Sunday and […]