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The Sites of the Sacred Valley, Peru: Sacsahuaman, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay

There is so much to see in Peru’s Sacred Valley, and for our short time there, we opted to visit a few archaeological sites. There were so many to choose from but in the end, we visited Sacsahuaman, Puca Pucara, and Tambomachay. So what did we think of them?

Sacsahuaman

Sacsayhuaman

This one is by far the most popular as it is right outside the main square of Cusco. If you’re in the central square of the city, you can look up and see a white cross – that’s Sacsahuaman*!

Sacsayhuaman

This place has incredible history. It’s a military fortress was built … Continue reading

Posted on Sunday, February 24, 2019 in Destinations
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The Archaeological Site of Pachacamac: a Day Trip from Lima

There are so many archaeological sites in Peru but while we stayed in Lima, we decided to take the short excursion over to Pachacamac. Even though the Sacred Valley and the Incas take Peru’s limelight, there’s so much more to this gorgeous country, past and present. Pachacamac is one of those places.

Pachacamac

This ancient site dates to 200 AD and was created for Pachacamac, the most important god of pre-colonial times. Up through the Incas, the site was modified to meet standards of the times. The Incas were the ones to built the Temple of the Sun, which is one … Continue reading

Posted on Saturday, February 9, 2019 in Destinations
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Machu Picchu: a Day Trip to a Wonder of the World

Machu Picchu is one of the seven wonders of the world and even though Peru has a lot to offer, virtually all travellers flock to this citadel. Even though a lot of people have different feelings about the lost city, I thought it was amazing.

The Citadel

Machu Picchu

The city and its history are really misinterpreted. First of all, the city isn’t ancient but was built in the mid-1400s by the Incas and it was actually never even completed or fully lived in. A lot of people imagine something like Pompeii, a city of two thousand years ago that was flourishing … Continue reading

Posted on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 in Destinations
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Why You Shouldn’t Skip Peru’s Coastal City, Lima – Things to Do & Travel Guide

Most people go through Lima, Peru to get to Machu Picchu but don’t really stop to enjoy it. It looked like a beautiful city so I made sure to stay there a few days before heading home and I was not disappointed. With over 9 million inhabits, this coastal capital city is filled with history and also a culture that’s different from what you get in the Sacred Valley and is a perfect compliment to complete any Peru trip.

View of the Plaza Mayor

Lima is a huge city that you can get around by bus or taxi, and it seems to sprawl on endlessly, … Continue reading

Posted on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 in Destinations
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