For all of you thinking of traveling to Peru to do your hike up the Inca Trail, just an FYI! If you already booked ahead, they you are already aware of this. However, for those of you just doing things as you get there, this is something that could throw a wrench in your plans!
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Found this great article on more FREE stuff to see in Peru – this time in Cuzco (or Cusco, for those that want to be more “correct”). Pretty interesting stuff, especially the 12 sided rock! When I was in Cuzco, I had a whirlwind tour and didn’t really have time to see any of these other things outside of the main Plaza de Armas. I can definitely see myself going back for some free stuff, that is for sure! And I am always amazed at Incan architecture and what they were able to build with no machines.
Hello everyone! Happy belated New Year! I hope that you all had a wonderful time ringing in the new year and getting that list of resolutions ready to go in the trash by February – I know I did. As some of you may recall, I went home for 9 days to visit my family and enjoy some quality time behind the wheel of my car. Oh how I missed that! Since Christmas, I have been a little M.I.A on here, but now I am back – fresh and recharged! It is amazing what a little down time from work can do for you!
To start 2012 I thought I would post this pretty cool 3 minute video highlighting all the things there is to do and see in Peru. I would really like to see the USA do something similar. It seems that at home, each state is in charge of promoting themselves; how about something promoting the country, as opposed to individual states? Peru and Brazil are really good about country promotion and have some great ad spots.
Hope you enjoy and feel more inspired to come for a visit!
Perú país de experiencias (3 min) – YouTube.
I love when people give reasons without providing any suggestions to rectify things. How about instead of just telling us there is a problem, you also provide 3 recommendations to change what you see is a problem?
Nazca Lines threatened by tourism – Telegraph.
This was my comment I left on the site (signed in through the work FB. If you are interested, feel free to check out and “like” our fan page, www.facebook.com/rischmoller):
How are private flights endangering the lines? The article says that the WMF says the flights do not have the correct safety regs. How is that harming the lines? While that is a problem for tourists and should be addressed, I don’t see how this negatively affects the Lines, themselves.
And the rubbish? That isn’t necessarily because of tourism: Has the WMF been to Peru? We have some waste management problems and a general lack of understanding by the population about putting rubbish in bins and not the street. If anything, tourists would probably be more conscious about doing this. The increase in trash is probably a result of the local city and communities nearby.
The viewing platforms are sort of an issue, however, there is no other option for people to see the lines if they do not want to pay the relatively expensive ticket for a fly-over. And there are only 1 or 2 look out towers that are stationed right along the highway.
While I can appreciate the concern the WMF has for our precious history, I would instead prefer to see their offers of solutions. Especially to the items they referenced as problems