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Pan American Highway

The Pan American Highway is said to connect almost every mainland country in the Americas. It forms a continuous network of highways, bar for one 60 mile hiatus in Panamanian rain forest, called Darién Gap. Looking at the map of … Continue reading

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Trujillo’s Colonial Heart, Peru

Most people come to Trujillo to experience the amazing ruins of Chan Chan and/or the Temples of the Sun and the Moon. But the colonial heart of the city’s historic core is equally worthy of a visitor’s attention. Trujillo was … Continue reading

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The Artisans of Lurín, Peru

We managed cram a lot of cool stuff into our two days in Lima, the capital of Peru. Of course, we took in Lima’s UNESCO World Heritage Historic Centre and the amazing ruins of Pachacámac. But thanks to our guides … Continue reading

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Chan Chan, Peru: The World’s Greatest Adobe City

The great city of Chan Chan was once the capital of the Chimú Kingdom in what is now Northern Peru. Estimates on how many people lived at Chan Chan vary wildly, from as few as 20,000 to as many as … Continue reading

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Exploring Lima’s Historic Centre On Foot

The Historic Centre of Lima was the second of three UNESCO World Heritage Sites I visited while in Peru in April. And I didn’t even make it to Machu Picchu! The other two were the Nazca Lines (also spelled Nasca) … Continue reading

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The 2500-Year-Old Reed Boats of Huanchaco, Peru

There has been a settlement at Huanchaco since prehistoric times. When the colossal UNESCO World Heritage Site of Chan Chan was a thriving city, Huanchaco was its port. Colonial era buildings indicate it remained important to the Spanish conquistadores. Some … Continue reading

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The Ballestas Islands – Peru’s Galapagos

Often billed as Peru’s answer to Ecuador’s Galapagos, the Ballestas Islands are a little easier to get to (assuming you’re already in Peru of course). From the small town of Paracas, a boat ride of about 20 minutes takes visitors … Continue reading

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