Although being a small mountain town, Cusco has a lot to offer for a wide range of interests and taste buds. I’ve compiled a guide of a handful of highly rated, affordable, and delicious restaurants, bars, and activities to check out while in town.
You can easily accomplish the list of activities if you only have a few days in the city. Transporation is easy to find to get around, or you can rent a car from the airport; although not necessarily recommended. The streets are very windy and narrow, and it could be dangerous driving yourself.
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As I began to plan my trip to Machu Picchu, I quickly realized that getting there was not going to be a walk in the park. But let’s face it, anything worth seeing is not going to be easy to get to, especially a world wonder like Machu Picchu.
There are travel agencies that will book the entire trip for you, but I’ve taken a great deal of pleasure in DIY travel. It doesn’t take too much time once you know how much time you have and have decided what you want to see.
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Let me just start off by saying that when I arrived to Lima, I had no idea that the city is in fact internationally known for its food. There are chefs from all over the world who have opened restaurants in Lima, introducing their cuisine and adding to it a twist of Peruvian fusion.
Needless to say, I didn’t have a problem finding amazing dining options. On the contrary, I actually had an issue narrowing down the places I wanted to try. Lima’s cuisine will leave any traveler in taste bud bliss with traditional Peruvian dishes and decadent street food selections. You’ll find my favorites below in this food-lover’s guide below.
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Lima is one of those interesting cities that one wishes to stay forever. The weather is good, the food is awesome, the people are friendly, and it has a ton of fun activities to engage in. Not to mention, it’s next to the ocean! You can never go wrong visiting a city on the sea.
When planning a trip to Peru, Lima serves as the perfect landing pad, allowing you to immerse yourself in your new surroundings as you embark on your Peruvian adventure.
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