Cusco, Peru – Gateway to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley

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Cusco, Peru – Gateway to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley and a city in the Peruvian Andes, was once the capital of the Inca Empire and is known for its archaeological remains, Spanish colonial architecture, and touristic megaplex founded in the 11oos.  The Plaza de Armas (yes every town in Peru has one) in […]

Arequipa, Peru On The Gringo Trail – Catholic Churches and Relaxation

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Sitting at around 7,700 feet above sea level sits the semi-arid city of Arequipa,Peru on the Gringo Trail.    The “Gringo Trail” is a well established route around Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Argentina and Ecuador, Chile and Brazil.  It’s no established trail like the Appalachian Trail in the US, it’s more just a route us “gringos” […]