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Cusco Peru | The Citadel of Machu Picchu

One’s trip to Peru would not be complete without seeing this wonder of the world. It ranks high on travelers’ must-see and people’s bucket lists. To be on top of the jungle surrounding Machu Picchu and to witness the iconic ruins with the mountain’s peak behind them is an awe-inspiring sight.

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Cusco Peru | Lake Titicaca, Taquile and the Uros Floating Islands

At 12,507 ft, Lake Titicaca is known to be the highest navigable lake in the world and the largest lake in South America. The lake boundaries are shared by Peru on the west and Bolivia on the east. Lake Titicaca is just beautiful, with a deep dark blue color that calms and cautions you at the same time.

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Cusco Peru | The Hills of Sacsayhuamán

Our next stop is one of the Inca empire’s most important military complex, Sacsayhuamán. Strategically located overlooking the Cusco Valley, Pachacútec, the 9th Inca thought that this site would complete his vision of Cusco being the Puma City, being that this site resembles the head of this beast.

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Cusco Peru | Historic Center, Plaza de Armas and San Blas Neighborhood

A mixing pot of cultures and influences, Cusco's Historic Center, established itself as one of the most important destinations in South America. Busy plazas lined with souvenir shops, tourist agencies and cafes coexist within a colonial backdrop and astounding church complexes. 

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Cusco Peru | Trial Retirement in Color

Welcome to our 3rd Trial Retirement in the oldest continuously inhabited city in South America, the seat of the great Incan empire, Cusco Peru. In the series of posts that will follow we will explore this UNESCO World Heritage city, the ancient ruins and colorful pueblos around it to know how they changed from Pre-Columbian times. 

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Costa Rica | San José Tour and Cost of Living

San José is Costa Rica’s capital and largest city. Founded in the mid-west of the Central Valley in 1823, it is the youngest capital city in Latin America. It is the country’s seat of government, center of economic activity and major transportation hub surrounded by lush green mountains and valleys.