5 Books To Read Before Going To Cusco

5 Books To Read Before Going To Cusco

5 Books To Read Before Going To Cusco

Cusco is a city filled with interesting culture, intriguing stories and history. These aspects, among others, make Cusco such a popular tourist destination. However, some of these stories and history can’t be seen in a glance of an eye. With more knowledge, it is easier to see the hidden history and secret stories of Cusco. A great way to gain this knowledge is to read books that have taken place in the old Inca capital or Peru in general. So, get your basic travel guides out of the way and pick up some novels! This list contains some must-reads to pick up before or during your travels to Peru.

Lost City of the Incas

A visit to Peru isn’t complete without a trip to the old Inca Citadel Machu Picchu. This site is considered as one of the Seven New Wonders of the World for good reasons. The location of the Lost City of the Incas is stunning and its history is even more mysterious. It is easy to imagine that Machu Picchu was built by an exotic culture that is from out of this world. (more…)

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Living in Peru: tips and tricks

Living in Peru: tips and tricks

Living in Peru: tips and tricks

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be more than a tourist in Cusco? Well, about a year ago, my boyfriend and I decided to take the plunge and find out for ourselves. We had just finished a month and half long backpacking trip through Ecuador and Peru, with Cusco as our final destination. Without jobs or a place to live, we made the decision to call Cusco our home. We were ready to find out.. what would it be like to be living in Peru? In this blog you will find our “living in Peru: tips and tricks”.

Finding a Home and a Job

The first steps in moving anywhere are the essentials: a home and a job. Finding both of these things in Cusco isn´t too hard, but you want to make sure you are finding the right job and the right apartment.

As wide-eyed Cusco newcomers, it is easy to want to take the first things offered to you, but these might not be the best available. The same goes for all things, from weekly routines like grocery shopping in Cusco to meeting friends, and finding your favorite spots and activities to do in Peru! You´ve got to put in the work to find what works best for you. However, as a semi-expert, I can make this period of trial and error shorter for you, by giving you some recommendations, from one extranjera to another! (more…)

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All about the Boleto Turistico in Cusco

All about the Boleto Turistico in Cusco

All about the Boleto Turistico in Cusco

When travellers in Peru arrive to Cusco, hearing the words “Boleto Turistico” are inevitable. You might ask yourself “For what do I need this Boleto Turistico? What is it good for?” The answer is easy: This ticket is essential for entering many of the most important and fascinating sites Cusco has to offer.
Read here All About the Boleto Turistico in Cusco.

What is the Boleto Turistico?

Having a “Tourist Ticket” or Boleto Turistico is crucial when you want to visit many of the famous tourist sites in and around Cusco, like the villages and ruins in The Sacred Valley (Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero) or many well-known spots in the city of Cusco (more…)

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Cusco’s most famous photographer Martin Chambi

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Currently, throughout the city center of Cusco, you will find large format photos taken by Martin Chambi (1891-1973). The images are placed at the exact spot that Chambi took them in the mid-20th century. Chambi was an indigenous photographer from Peru, born in Coaza, on the north of Lake Titicaca. He is considered one of the great figures of photography and was a member of the Cusco School of Photography.

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