How to see Peru

P1330746.JPGPeru is a beautiful country with so many interesting things to see and do.

However, you need to do a little bit of planning to see this country with so many top sites at high altitude, especially if, like me, you prefer to travel independently and not book a tour.

I spent November to December 2014 in Peru and loved it (except for the cold I caught in Cuzco, which curtailed my exploration of the coast and the Nazca Lines).

Want to go to Peru?  Here are some stories to tempt your travels and to help you plan.

  • How to see Machu Picchu without booking a tour: step-by-step instructions and costs to get from Lima to Machu Picchu (and out) independently, and at minimal cost. Plus tips on what to bring, and not bring, with you to Machu Picchu and how to avoid the nasty no-see-um bites.
  • How to save cash in Cusco (for Canadian Traveller, winter 2015-16) for directions to an almost unknown (and free!) labyrinth-like ruin, where to get photos of llamas and alpacas without needing to pay, and why it can be good for the local economy when you spend wisely.
  • To come: Must eats and drinks in Lima, and Making Peru’s national dishes: pisco sours and ceviché.

Have you been to Peru? Do you have advice to share?

Are you going to Peru? Happy to answer any questions you may have.

What do you think? Your comments are most welcome.

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