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Solar Train to Connect Argentina and Cusco
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Tuesday February 12, 2019
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Argentina and Cusco just became a little bit closer. Starting in the northwestern part of the country, in the province of Jujuy, there will be a solar train that will run its course to Cusco, Peru. This is the first solely touristic train in Latin America and the second in the world to run on solar power. The process of completing the railroad and its logistics is a long and complicated process...
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. ...
Wednesday February 8, 2017
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Cusco Hotel Ranks among Top 25 in the World
According to TripAdvisor´s 2017 Traveler´s Choice Awards, the Belmond Palacio Nazarenas hotel in Cusco ranks among the top 25 hotels in the world.

The Belmond Palacio Nazarenas hotel was considered 15 out of 25, out of the list of other luxurious international hotels. Also, the hotel received the number one spot for all of South America. ...
Wednesday February 1, 2017
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Inca Trail will be closed for Maintenance in February
Countless tourists travel to Peru each year to hike the famous trail known as the Inca Trail. As is custom, this trail will be closed for maintenance this February.

The Decentralized Culture Directorate of Cusco is in charge of the maintenance, and it recently confirmed that it would be closing in February, as it does each year. ...
Tuesday December 6, 2016
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Foreigners will pay more to enter Machu Picchu
Foreigners will pay more to enter Machu Picchu starting on the first of January 2017.

The entrance to the Incan city will raise 24 soles for adults and 12 soles for university students. Furthermore, tourists who also want to visit the famous mountains of Wayna Picchu, Machu Picchu Mountain or the Inkaraqay trail will have to pay 48 soles more for the entrance fees. ...






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