An Excellent Guide To El Chalten, Patagonia

El Chalten

El Chalten is – quite simply – one of the places you should never skip during a trip to Argentina. This tiny town considered to be a climbing paradise counts around 1,600 inhabitants, though apparently no more than 400 people live there year round. The population inevitably swells with tourists in the summer months – … Read more

The Most Beautiful Ruins In Peru

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There are many incredible ruins in Peru. This country has a long history that earns it a place among the world’s cradles of civilization. Scattered all over Peru are ancient, well-preserved ruins that are among the most impressive in the world. While the Incan ruins in Peru are the most well-known to outsiders, the country … Read more

12 Things To Know Before Visiting Lima

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Are you planning on visiting Lima? The Peruvian capital is one of the most thriving cities in South America. Lima is packed with history; there are many interesting places to visit; and some of the most unique vistas in the country (sunset from Miraflores is truly out of this world!). One thing for sure, as … Read more

A Complete Guide To Salta, Argentina

Salta Argentina

I visited Salta, Argentina during my first trip to the country, and fell in love with it. This easily qualifies as one my favorite provinces in the country. Blessed with a pleasant climate throughout the year and home to the second largest wine producing region in the country (the first is Mendoza), it is so … Read more

A Guide To Santa Catalina Monastery, Arequipa

Santa Catalina Monastery Arequipa

Situated in the historical downtown district of Arequipa, the Santa Catalina Monastery (Monasterio de Santa Catalina in Spanish) is a monastery of nuns of the Dominican Second Order and a must-see attraction in the city. This historic complex is a sprawling 20,000 square-meter, walled community dating back several hundred years. Often referred to as a … Read more

A Guide To Visiting Pisac Ruins, Peru

Pisac Ruins

The Pisac Ruins is a well-preserved ancient Incan complex and one of the top historical sites to visit near Cusco and in the Sacred Valley region of Peru. Situated along the Vilcanota River on top of a hill overlooking the town of the same name, these ruins highlight the incredible workmanship that went into building … Read more

A Useful Guide To Visiting Sacsayhuaman, Cusco

Sacsayhuaman Cusco

Sacsayhuaman is the site of ancient Incan ruins located on the edge of the historic city of Cusco at an altitude of 12,142 feet (that’s a whopping 3,700 meters above sea level). These days, it’s an active archaeological site and one of the top attractions in the Cusco area; but hundreds of years ago, it … Read more