Canadian Living in Huancayo, Peru

Hi! My name is Samantha, but most people call me Sam! I’m Chinese-Filipina but grew up in Vancouver, BC, Canada and currently live in the Central Andes of Peru at an altitude of 3,259 meters (10,692 feet) in a city called Huancayo in Peru. Can I Visit You in Huancayo? Definitely (and I’d love to … Read more

What Is Quechua? You Need to Know This for Your Peru Trip!

Quechua refers to both a group of indigenous people and a group of indigenous languages that span the Andean highlands in South America. It was the language of the Inca Empire and is still spoken today by a quarter of the Peruvian population. And I found it comforting to know that a lot of people … Read more

How to Get From Lima Airport to Miraflores

The Lima airport (Jorge Ch谩vez International Airport or Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Ch谩vez) is actually in the city of Callao (within the Lima Metropolitan Area but not actually in the city of Lima), which is unfortunately not a safe area at all. There’s also nothing touristy nearby. That’s why the majority of people who arrive at … Read more

Machu Picchu: Best Month to Visit

I know I’ve previously shared my opinion on the best month to visit Machu Picchu, but I recognize I cheated a bit by covering the advantages of visiting Machu Picchu pretty much any time of the year. So, here’s a much more specific follow-up post with expert opinion on the best time to visit Machu … Read more

What Is Happening in Peru Today? Day 1 of the Peru State of Emergency: 2022

Peru has been facing a major political crisis due to the coup d’茅tat of now-former president Pedro Castillo with Dina Boluarte taking over as the new President of the Republic. Faced with this fact, many people from different cities have taken to the streets to protest and express their discomfort with this situation, requesting new … Read more

How to Visit Machu Picchu

There are 3 main ways to visit Machu Picchu – by taking various modes of transport to the site, by joining a hike or tour that connects to Machu Picchu, and by hiking straight to Machu Picchu. And don’t forget that all of this is assuming you’re starting out from the city of Cusco. Currently, … Read more

Cristian on “When Is a Good Time to Visit Peru?”

I loved this answer from Cristian from Lima (the capital city of Peru) about the best time to visit Peru. People have such differing opinions, partially because the best time of year to visit Peru (at least in terms of weather) is completely different depending on which part of Peru you’re going to. We have … Read more

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Machu Picchu

If you’re anything like me, you never learned about Machu Picchu or the Incas growing up. And if I had never been sent to do an internship in Huancayo, Peru, there’s a chance I never would’ve learned about the rich history of South America. The more we learn, the more we grow and the more … Read more

Travel to Machu Picchu: 2022 Guide

2022 has been a transition year for the country, Peru tourism, and Machu Picchu tours in general. Here’s the latest: We’re Finally (Mostly) Mask & Vaccine Card Free This pandemic year and the couple of years before it have been a rollercoaster for Peru and nearly everywhere else in the world. Thankfully, COVID-19 has died … Read more


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