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Month: February 2011

100 years of Machu Picchu!

100 years of Machu Picchu!

If you thought the title of this blog contains a historical error you are right! I am glad I got your attention, but there is some truth to it. Although this magnificent citadel and the city of the pre-Columbian Incas was built in 15th century it was unknown to the Western world until July of 1911 when an American historian Hiram Bingham “discovered it” after a local 11 year old boy led him to it. The ruins were inhabited by…

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Glaciarium- Ice Museum, opens in El Calafate, Argentina.

Glaciarium- Ice Museum, opens in El Calafate, Argentina.

Over 350,000 tourists visit El Calafate each year to see the impressive Perito Moreno glacier on the outskirts of town. Located in the Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, Perito Moreno glacier is one of the glaciers in the area belonging to the 3rd largest ice field on the planet, behind the Antarctica and Greenland. Now, the tourists can enrich their trip experience to the glacier by visiting this brand new, modern and interactive Ice Museum. The museum was created to promote…

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Pisco Sour Day, Peru; bartenders get ready!

Pisco Sour Day, Peru; bartenders get ready!

Brazil has caipirinha, Argentina has it’s Malbec and Peru has Pisco Sour. It seems every country has its own imbibing preference which goes hand in hand with pride and ownership claims. Since 2003, Peruvians decided to celebrate their “poison” with Pisco Sour Day which is celebrated on first Saturday of February. Fine be me, since my birthday follows soon after and a good drink is always welcomed. Pisco Sour is a drink made of peruvian brandy, lime juice, sugar, egg…

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