The Blue Planet For The Home Sweet Homers


Mancora has everything a beach resort must have. Beautiful beaches with nice “white-ish” sand, warm water, nice waves, surfers, good restaurants and good night clubs, even some night clubs on the beach! It is one of Peru’s top tourism destinations; in 2005 340,000 tourists visited Mancora. Unfortunately there was no work for us in Mancora. Accommodation in Mancora Peru, Sol y mar. 15 soles pp, on the beach, private bathroom (salty water),… Read More

Lima is Peru’s capital and largest city. According to Wikipedia, in Latin America, Lima is the 4th largest city, just behind São Paulo, Mexico City and Rio de Janeiro. It is also one of the most important cities in the world levelled with Tokyo, New York, Paris, London, Sydney and Dubai. The Commerce and economy of Lima are classified as the biggest percentage of South America, together with Santiago, São Paulo, Buenos… Read More

Machu Picchu (Quechua, Old Mountain) is located at 2 430m on a mountain, which is 80km northwest of Cusco and through which flows the Urubamba River. Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438–1472). Often referred to as “The Lost City of the Incas”, it is perhaps the most familiar icon of theInca World. Machu Picchu was constructed around 1450, at the height of the Inca… Read More

The large steep peak of Salcantay (Quechua, Savage Mountain) is the highest peak of the Cordillera Vilcabamba, part of the Peruvian Andes. It is located about 60 km west-northwest of the city of Cusco. It is the 38th highest peak in the Andes, and the twelfth highest in Peru. Directly to the north of Salcantay lies Machu Picchu. The Salcantay trail is a challenging walk, but it’s incredibly rewarding with some great… Read More

Cusco has had a central position in Inca mythology. Legend tells that the first Inca, Manco Capàc, was told by the ancestral sun God Inti, to find the qosq’o (navel of the earth). After a long journey, Manco found the city of Cusco (in Quechua qosq’o), which became the centre of the Inca Empire. As for today, thanks to the Incas ‘lost’ city Machu Picchu, which was rediscovered in 1911, Cusco has… Read More

According to the Lonely Planet, Colca Canyon is one of the world’s deepest canyons, 3191m. The deepest canyon is his neighbour, Canon del Cotahuasi, which is 163m deeper. We booked a tour at the hostel with Peru Andes Expedition, but my advice would be to do the trek without a tour operator. Contrarily to what they will tell you, it’s an easy path and there’s no way of getting lost! Moreover, down… Read More

From Copacabana in Bolivia, to Arequipa in Peru, we hopped on a Peruvian bus. The roads in Peru are much better than in Bolivia, the down side is that the drivers all think they’re driving a championship. In Bolivia they kind of moved forward in a pack and they had their own priority code. In Peru they all push to be first, the drivers are crazily fast and they pass trucks while… Read More

The first Peruvians were nomadic hunters, gatherers and fishers. Later they domesticated llamas, alpacas and guinea pigs. They cultivated  4000 varieties of potatoes. They were also well-known for there pottery, metalwork and  their textiles. The Inca civilization began  in the 12th century. The first wave of  Incan expansion started with Pachacutec; the ninth Inca, he had a bloody taste for conquest. The Incan empire grew for the next 25 years. The borders… Read More