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Where to Stay in Lima, Peru: The Best Areas & Accommodations (2023)

Lima, the capital city of Peru, serves as the initial point of entry for all international flights into the country. Given this, most tourists opt to spend at least a day exploring the city before proceeding to other destinations in Peru. Tourists are drawn to Lima for its vibrant food scene, stunning beaches, lively nightlife,

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Visiting Mancora, Peru: What to See, Know, & Do

Located in Northern Peru, Mancora holds the title of my favorite beach town in the world. During my two years of living in Peru, I frequently enjoyed long weekends in Mancora. The center of Mancora is bustling with an abundance of fantastic restaurants, lively bars, intriguing Peruvian markets, and thrilling activities such as surfing. It’s

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Rainbow Mountain Hike in Peru: Tips for a Successful Trek

Rainbow Mountain is one of the most popular mountains to hike on in Peru. It’s famous because of its unique look; which consists of stripes in seven colors. Rainbow Mountain is also notorious for being one of the most difficult hikes in Peru. The mountain is 5,200 meters (17,060 feet) above sea level—an altitude that

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Peruvian Street Food: 10 of the Most Popular Dishes & Drinks

Before we discuss Peruvian street food, we have to first explore the broader context of Peruvian cuisine. Peruvian cuisine is one of the best in the world. Lima—the country’s capital, is one of the world’s best food cities. Two restaurants in Lima, Peru are consistently ranked as two of the top-10 best restaurants in the

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