10 Amazing Facts About Peru,The Land of the Inca Civilization

Lake Titicaca

Here goes my list of amazing facts about Peru. All of them are based on my own experiences and observations during my trip in Peru.

1. Alpacas and Llamas

Like many other countries in South America, in Peru, you will see these lovely animals called Alpaca and Llamas. At first glance, they look so alike. Actually, they both come from camelid family but they are two different genus / kind. Let’s say they are cousins. These animals are being bred for their meats, fiber, and transportation. Alpacas are more preferred for their finer fiber.

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12 Interesting Facts About Colombia,The Land of Coffee and Emerald

Gold Museum Bogota

Colombia was our first destination in South America. We were a little bit wary about Colombia because of warnings we received from some of our friends who had been and had lived in Colombia about crime and robbery. But the capital city of Colombia, Bogota, with its Soho style red brick houses and the queen of the Caribbean Coast, Cartagena, with its Spanish colonial heritage style, a maze of cobbled alleys, balconies covered in bougainvillea totally amazed us. Despite its bad reputation we found out that Colombia is one of the most beautiful countries in South America. Continue reading “12 Interesting Facts About Colombia,The Land of Coffee and Emerald”

Bam Bam, The Best Ceviche Place in Lima,

Ceviche bambam

I had never heard about Ceviche, a typical and special meal of Peru cuisine before I stepped into Lima. I love foods and consider myself a gourmet so I was surprised that I haven’t even heard of this delicious meal. In my daily life in Istanbul, I always search for new restaurants  and try to taste new flavors. I didn’t know that Peru cuisine has such great taste. As always I wished to stay longer to taste more Peruvian food but then I thought that in fact now I have a reason come back and taste the rest of Peruvian cuisine.

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Travelling in the Land of Tango and Football

El Chanten

Tango, the dance of love and passion; Boca Juniors, the football team; Maradona and Messi, the football players; Pope Benedict XVI, the current Pope; Malbec, Argentinian wine; delicious steaks; Eva Peron, the most powerful first lady in Argentina and the Falklands War, a war between Argentina and the United Kingdom in 1982 are the some basic things about Argentina. It is definitely more than these. Today’s post is another one of my Travel Route series, this time it is Argentina I’m going to talk about!

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Sandboarding Adventure


In Turkey, and I assume in many other places around the world, we are used to hear warnings from our parents, specially our mothers. These warnings include “Don’t go out with wet hair or you’ll catch cold.”, “Don’t eat for at least  an hour before you swim or you’ll get  stomach cramps!”, “ Put your sun cream on or you will get sun burn.” , “Don’t stay out till late or you won’t be able to wake up in time tomorrow morning.” , “ Drive carefully!” and the list goes on and on. Today I am going to share a story about me and my sister’s adventures in South America which actually meant ignoring all those warnings 🙂

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My Route in Bolivia

Uyuni Salar-Bolivia

Bolivia is one of the two countries that do not have any shores to the oceans. It has beautiful nature and naive people. It is worth visiting Bolivia, the Uyuni Salt lake and desert region.

The Uyuni Salar region is one of the most visited touristic places in Bolivia and South America. Amazon regions for nature lovers and the high mountains for mountaineers and trekkers are highly recommended spots. To read my other routes, please visit my Travel Route Series.

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Peru Travel Route Details

Sacred Valley-Peru

Machu Picchu, Nazca lines and its relations with aliens , Inca civilization, the local Peruvian people with their colorful outfits, their dark skins and smiling faces are the main things you will probably remember about Peru. Beside these, foods like chifa and ceviche, pisco sour drink and more Inca ruins will welcome you in Peru. We only had to chance to stay for one week in Peru but I highly recommend staying for two weeks at least for anyone who is planning to visit this beautiful country.  To read my other routes, please visit my Travel Route Series.

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