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Cusco during the Quarantine
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Thursday July 9, 2020
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On Sunday March 15th in the evening, as we were all preparing for the start of a new work week, we got the shocking national announcement from the president of Peru that we were entering a nationwide quarantine and state of emergency with the closure of all borders by land, air and sea. People in Cusco could not leave their homes, spend time outside; travel and we had to follow a strict and mandatory curfew....
The Cusco region dominated a list of Tripadvisor´s top South American destinations. To be exact, three out of the 25 destinations that made the list are from the Cusco region, including Machu Picchu, Urubama, and the city of Cusco itself.

This list was created from the opinions of Tripadvisor users, based on their experiences in different parts of South America including Peru ...
The popular website Tripadvisor has listed Cusco among the best destinations in the world. Cusco´s official ranking is 25, with Bali coming in at the number one spot.

Cusco has long been a top destination for tourism in Peru, with the access it offers to the World Wonder of Machu Picchu, as well as its magnificent scenery and rich history. ...
Thursday March 16, 2017
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Sacred Valley Hosts Craft Beer Competition
Peru´s Sacred Valley hosted a craft beer competition last week. The event, named the Copa Latinoamerica de Cervezas Artesenales, was a spirited competition between different brewers from all over Latin America.

The Copa Latinoamerica de Cervezas Artesenales was held in different towns across the Sacred Valley ...
Renowned Peruvian chef, Virgilio Martinez, has announced that he will open a food lab in Cusco.

Martinez is a very important figure in Peruvian cuisine. Futhermore, Martinez has also received international acclaim as the owner of the fourth best restaurant in the world.

With this food lab, Martinez has other cutting edge plans. ...
The BBC highlighted the economic potential of the peruvian dish guinea pig, or cuy as it is known in Peru, in a recent article.

Cuy is known as a delicacy to the people of the Peruvian highlands and is consumed usually on special occasions. However, the popularity of this dish is now on the rise in more urban parts of the country, creating ample economic opportunity for increased guinea pig farming. ...
Tuesday February 21, 2017
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Quadriplegic Australian Man Tackles Machu Picchu
A quadriplegic man from Australia tackled Machu Picchu with the help of his two friends and former caregivers in January.

At age 18, Phillip Stevens of Sydney, suffered an auto accident that rendered him wheelchair bound for life. However, Stevens never let his condition get in the way of his dreams, including making it to the famous Incan ruins of Machu Picchu. ...






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