Machu Picchu is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and is also a UNESCO World Culture Heritage that makes it highly popular and attractive. Actually, even without these titles, Machu Picchu is an outstanding and magnificent ancient city. I bet it is also on the bucket list of many tourists and travelers. Well if yo are one of those travelers, the first thing you have to do after you decide on your trip to Peru is to book and buy your Machu Picchu/Huayna Picchu ticket. Because the number of tickets are limited. Each day only 2500 tickets are sold for Machu Picchu and 400 tickets for Huayna Picchu.
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.
Last year my sister and I were travelling in Peru. We only spent one week in Peru where we should have spent at least 2 weeks. We were in the capital city, Lima, Ica, Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Puno. Machu Picchu was really a fascinating place. We spent one day in Machu Picchu, walked around the city and enjoyed the magnificent views. You can read all of my previous posts, articles, pictures and experiences about Peru using this link, and for more travel expenses and travel costs information, check my Vacation Cost Series.
After Cuba our next destination was Colombia. My sister and I were traveling in Colombia between 18 and 24th January 2015. We stayed 4 days in Bogota and 5 days in Cartagena. We enjoyed both of those cities but our favorite was the pearl of Caribbean, Cartagena. At least a week is enough for visiting Cartagena and its surroundings. Continue reading “Colombia Vacation Expenses (Plus Excel File)”
In 2014 December, my sister and I stepped on Antigua and Barbuda after our Atlantic Crossing Adventure. After a while, we got acquainted with sailors in the marina and local people around the harbour and got updated about what happened in the world while we were crossing the Atlantic Ocean. We found out that the US embargo in Cuba will be off soon. We started to think about visiting Cuba before the American tourists invade the island after the embargo.
In the Dominican Republic, we found a cheap flight to Havana and wanted to visit Cuba before the lifting of US embargoes and the invasion of American tourists. We had only 5 days to see Vinales, Havana and its surroundings. We stayed in Havana and made daily trips to Havana surroundings.
My sister and I headed to the Dominican Republic after Antigua and Barbuda. We spent 11 days in this beautiful island on the Caribbean sea. Unfortunately we didn’t have time to visit its neighboring country, Haiti or Puerto Rico. We found the Dominican Republic moderately cheap after Antigua and Barbuda. We really liked its green nature, great beaches and smiley people. You can read all of my previous posts, articles, pictures and experiences about the Dominican Republic using this link, but this post is more about budget details for a the Dominican Republic trip.
Last year my sister and I started a new year in Antigua. It was such a great feeling, being in the Caribbean island, sleeping on a catamaran, jumping into a blue sea and having the first shower of the year in the Caribbean Sea. You can read all of my previous posts, articles, pictures and experiences about Antigua using this link, but this post is more about budget details for an Antigua trip.
Today I want to share my assessment about one of the websites that I always use for my travel planning. Rome2Rio is a transportation search engine. It shows you all transportation options such as private auto, taxi, bus, train, ferry, plane, walking, Uber or bicycle between two destinations. It is a great tool for itinerary planning. Continue reading for a brief How-To-Use of this great source of travel information.
The Rio Carnival, samba dancers, famous football players like Pele and Ronaldo, beautiful beaches of Rio like Copacabana, Lebnon, Ipenama, beach foot volley that is played only by feet, Caipirinha, delicious Churrasco meats, the worldwide known top models are the first things that come to mind when Brazil is mentioned. Today’s post is another one of my Travel Route series, this time it is Brazil I’m going to talk about!