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Update about airport in Lima, Peru.

Update about airport in Lima, Peru.

August 22nd, 2011.- LAN informs that due to the temporary closure of the airstrip of  Jorge Chavez’s Airport Lima, Peru, the Company has been forced to modify its operation in order to fulfill the requirements of the aeronautical authority of this country. The temporary closure of the airport of Lima is schedule to begin October 3rd 2011 until January 31st 2012, between 01.00am to 07.00am, as a result of current maintenance work on the airstrip, illumination and sing system  -that…

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Machu Picchu: Is it reaching its peak? – latimes.com

Machu Picchu: Is it reaching its peak? – latimes.com

Machu Picchu: Is it reaching its peak? – latimes.com. Today, July 24 marks the 100th anniversary of “discovery” of Machu Picchu. The above article makes a front page of today’s Los Angeles Times travel section. For your own trip to the Inca citadel please see our page. Happy reading!

Flags of South America part 3 – Peru

Flags of South America part 3 – Peru

Peru is the third installment in this series. A country rich in pre-colonial history, it was the home to one of the most admired civilizations in respect to building intricate stone structures. One only needs to visit the ruins of Ollantaytambo, Sacsayhuaman or Machu Picchu to stand in awe of the architectural marvels. After nearly 300 years, Peru has gained its independence from Spain in 1821 and the last forces were defeated in 1824. The meaning of the flag: Three…

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.: ANDINA – Peru News Agency :.

.: ANDINA – Peru News Agency :.

Cusco, Jul. 02 (ANDINA). Centennial celebrations for the scientific discovery of Macchu Picchu start on Saturday in Cusco with the opening of the photographic exhibition Remembrances of Machu Picchu. The exact date of the celebration is on July 7th. That day a limited amount of tourists will be allowed to get into the park which will close at 2pm. via .: ANDINA – Peru News Agency :.. Local villager blows a “pututu” from the heights of Machu Picchu. Photo:ANDINA/Piero Vargas

A luxury train journey in Peru.

A luxury train journey in Peru.

Recently hailed by the CNN Travel as the #2 epic train journey in the world, albeit the shortest, the Hiram Bingham train from Cuzco to Machu Picchu (actually Aguas Calientes) is a truly luxurious experience in Andean travel.  Following the winding valley of Urubamba River the journey offers spectacular views of the mountains, glimpses of the Inca Trail and gourmet cuisine. According to what the official website says: “You will be treated to pisco sours in the bar carriage before…

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San Diego Zoo is going wild in the Peruvian Amazon.

San Diego Zoo is going wild in the Peruvian Amazon.

San Diego Zoo Global is going to take over the managing of the MANU Biosphere Reserve in the Peruvian Amazon this summer. The reserve includes biological station of Cocha Cashu where conservation and research take place. The collaborative effort together with Peruvian scientists is a new step to preservation, study and protection of this 6,000 sq miles preserve. For more details please read the original article in ANDINA. Check out our trips to the Peruvian Amazon.

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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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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