Articles Tagged ‘Cusco’

Hard Days, Soft Nights in Peru

Hard Days, Soft Nights in Peru October 6, 2012 | Featured | Read More
We were in a remote valley in the Cordillera Vilcabamba, with no other people in sight. The sun’s last rays were lighting up the fluted snow-covered ridges of Salkantay in a soft pink, creating a stunning alpenglow effect on the highest peak in the range. Where exactly were we? High on a mountain ledge,...

Guinea Pig, Tripe and Head: Daring to Try Something New

Guinea Pig, Tripe and Head: Daring to Try Something New May 4, 2009 | Food Lovers | Read More
Do you ever get the feeling that life is passing you by? That you’re weighed down by a sense of ennui? That you’re not really living? Well, snap out of it. Do something new. It’s never too late to try something for the first time. Like guinea pig. In Peru. It’s their national...

Skip the Swine Flu: Our Top Alternatives to Your Mexican Vacation

Skip the Swine Flu: Our Top Alternatives to Your Mexican Vacation April 29, 2009 | Travel Safety | Read More
You were all set to head out on your long-anticipated Mexican vacation when that darned Swine Flu reared its ugly head. Read on for (currently swine-flu-outbreak-free) vacation destination alternatives, no matter the goal of your trip. You were looking forward to… The art, museums and history of...

Photo Friday: An Ancient Guard House

Photo Friday: An Ancient Guard House January 16, 2009 | Photo Friday | Read More
In what NileGuide destination was this photo taken? UPDATE 1/19: The photo was taken at the ancient Incan ruins of Machu Picchu. About four hours Northwest of Cusco, Machu Picchu is situated on a mountain ridge above the Urubamba Valley. Rediscovered by American historian Hiram Bingham in 1911, the UNESCO...

Photo Friday: Churches and Saints

Photo Friday: Churches and Saints December 12, 2008 | Photo Friday | Read More
In what NileGuide destination was this photo taken? Bonus points for knowing the event. UPDATE 12/15: The photo was taken in Cusco during Corpus Christi, a festival in which 13 saints (from the different churches of Cusco) are carried from the Cathedral and paraded through the Plaza de Armas and surrounding...