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8 things you didn't know about Lamas

Posted on by Antoine TH

“Lamas”, we find them funny. We love them. We are something afraid to get too close to them. But certainly they are intriguing and we wish for seeing some during our Peru trips. Here are 8 facts about these delightful camelids: Lamas are actually native...

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Did you know? In Peru you can eat well and healthy… and cheap !

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You do not necessarily need to do your own shopping in supermarkets and cook yourself to save money. Besides, Peruvian cuisine is the most diverse in the world and what makes it really valuable is its home cooking. Here are some tricks to eat healthy...

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Did you know… Why there is salt in the Andes ?

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Between the Salar of Uyuni in Bolivia, Maras salt ponds in Peru and many other salars in Chile, we can notice that certain regions of the Andes are very rich in salt. But why is there so much salt up in the mountains? In order to understand why the salt...

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Is there a lost Inca writing system ? This is at least what the studies of Pusharo are suggesting !

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When we talk about Inca writing, we always think about Quipus. Sometimes called talking knots, they were recording devices historically used in the region of the Andean South America. A quipu usually consisted of coloured, spun, and plied thread or strings...

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O Gocta, how many hearts have you imprisoned with your beauty !

Posted on by Antoine TH

Deeply hidden into the Peruvian jungle, in a place called Chachapoyas, there it stands, majestic. Gocta relentlessly pours its thousands of litters of water. The third highest waterfall on earth (771 meters), just after the famous Salto del Angel (Venezuela,...

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The legendary birth of the Lake Titicaca

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Source of many legends, the Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in Latin America, and also the highest navigable lake on earth. Situated between Peru and Bolivia, it stretches on about 8,562 km². The Lake Titicaca is the mystic cradle of the Sons of the...

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Holy Week in Cusco, between Christian faith and Andean traditions

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Holy Week is a liturgical Christian celebration taking place the week before Easter. Solemn rites are celebrated in order to commemorate Passion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Special celebrations remember the institution of Eucharist during...

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Paititi - The Road to El Dorado !

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In Quechua, Païtiti means “the House of the Old Jaguar”. Le legend referring to it is one of the most fascinating of the Inca mythology. However, it is part of mythology or an existing city? Legends always have a grain of truth in its centre… The legend...

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The Motchés - How the White hill defeated a two-headed snake !

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“Once upon a time, a baby snake with two heads found by two brothers that decided to adopt it. However, this animal was not a common snake, it was a demon that exponentially grew every day, and so did its appetite. When it reached the size of men, the...

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The Mystery of The Ausangate

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The Apu Ausangate (coalt in Quechua) is one of the most important Inca deities. Its height of 6 410m, its steep slopes, and its walls of ice turned this mountain into a real “unreachable god”. Its mysticism aroused imagination and gave birth to many tales...

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