Walking tour in Miraflores

Miraflores has undoubtedly become a popular destination for tourist who wishes to stay in Lima, Peru. As compared to other parts of Lima, Miraflores has a great western influence but what makes it stunning and vibrant is the six-mile stretch of parks situated along the cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The district also has a lot to offer when it comes to shopping, hotels, parks, beaches, restaurants, cafes, bars and clubs. Most international flights enter through Lima so you are bound to stay there for a few days before you head to your final destination. Even if you decide to stay in another district, you shouldRead More →

Arequipa things to do

Many people say that the moment you step into Arequipa, you wouldn’t want to leave anymore. I had the exact same feeling the moment I arrived in this city. With Arequipa’s rich culture, outstanding gastronomic delights, prestigious colonial buildings and picturesque landscapes, it wouldn’t take long before this city will capture your heart just as it did to mine. I was able to spend only two days in Arequipa so I tried my best to make the most out of it. Here are the 17 things you should not miss out when you plan to step foot into this white city in the south. TopRead More →

“A tiny oasis in Peru? For real?” It seems completely unreal but this tiny village sits right there at the Southern part of Peru 5 hours away from Lima. Although it is not the most inspiring place to visit in Peru, tourists flock there for two main reasons: sandboarding and dune buggy ride. I actually went to Huacachina because I’d really love to see the place in person but I didn’t have it in my mind to try any of these adrenaline inducing activities. The thought of rolling over the sand and swallowing mouthful of sand really scared me so I decided that maybe IRead More →

Machu Picchu Guide

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When you say Peru, first thing that comes to most people’s mind is Machu Picchu. If you are a fan of mystery shows, you probably heard a lot of stories associating Machu Picchu into some out-of-this-world beings. The ruins are built with perfection and it remained undiscovered until 1911.  The fact that it was perched on the top of the mountains hidden away by the mist made it seem that it was not intended to be seen at all. Even the Spanish conquistadors never found this site. Until now, it remains a mind –boggling mystery and that made it very popular among individuals from allRead More →

What I hate most about every trip are the long layovers. I had a 6-hour stop in Aruba on my way to Peru. Being a Philippine passport holder, I am required to apply for visa before arrival. However, since the trip was so sudden, I wasn’t able to do that at all. I landed in Aruba prepared to endure 6 hours of waiting until the unexpected happened. I was able to tour around the island, no need of visa! I got out from the airport and took a private driver who showed me around for the price of $45 per hour (standard rate). During theRead More →

Laguna 69 hike

With its lush green valleys and snow-peaked mountains, Peru is definitely one of the most sought-out destination for hiking. One of the most popular and iconic hikes is the Laguna 69 near the city of Huaraz. I ran into some photos of the lake while searching for Peru’s top attractions and I was really mesmerized by its beauty so off I went to hike the mountains of Peru just to get a glimpse of this glacial lake. Laguna 69 (English: Lake 69) is a turquoise lake in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca sitting at 4600 meters above sea level. It makes some people wonder but its name has noRead More →