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How to Backpack around Peru – with PeruHop

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My trip around South America was one of the best experiences I’ve had – Galapagos, Easter Island, the World Cup Final, Machu Picchu, but one thing I wasn’t quite prepared for was the sheer size of the continent. Night bus after night bus, and with my awful Spanish, often it was tough to organise. I was Continue Reading »

Colonial Lima: Still As Present Today

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For almost 300 years, Lima was the seat of Spanish power in South America. The Viceroyalty of Peru extended from modern-day Colombia to Argentina, and the silver and gold flowing into its coffers from the mines at Potosí and elsewhere made its capital one of the richest cities in the world. Today, traces of that Colonial legacy Continue Reading »

Hiking the Inca Trail – What you need to know!

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The famous Inca Trail awaits us all (me included!) high its altitude hikes, and unrivaled history. This is South America’s most famous trekking route, and that’s the reason that we’re running out of time to experience it. It’s popularity has drawn literally millions tourists and hikers from around the world to visit and hike this Continue Reading »

5 Things to See in Peru

For those looking for an exciting holiday, Peru is a feast of archaeological sights, fascinating cultural history and incredible natural environment- to name just a few! There is no shortage of things to see and do in Peru, but here are 5 of the best things to check off your list: Inca Trail to Machu Continue Reading »