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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,...

Tesco Ships in Asparagus from 6000 Miles Away, Despite Locally Grown Options

Tesco Ships in Asparagus from 6000 Miles Away, Despite Locally Grown Options May 13, 2010 | Travel News | Read More
Tesco, a UK-based international grocery and retail chain, has started shipping in Peruvian asparagus. This despite the proud 200-year history of Evesham, Worcestershire growing its own. In fact, Evesham is the biggest producer of the vegetable in Northern Europe and even hosted the 25th British...

From the Box Office to the Airport: 14 Opening Movie Scenes That Inspire Travel

From the Box Office to the Airport: 14 Opening Movie Scenes That Inspire Travel April 17, 2010 | Featured | Read More
The first scene in a movie has to quickly set the stage for the action to come and draw a viewer into the plot, making them immediately glad they put that particular film so high on their Netflix queue.  There are an unlimited number of ways movies can do this; some movies do it with great dialogue,...

No April Fools: Machu Picchu to Reopen April 1st

No April Fools: Machu Picchu to Reopen April 1st March 12, 2010 | Peru, Travel News | Read More
After nearly two months of closure following a freak flood that left tourists stranded near the ancient Incan citadel, Machu Picchu will reopen to the public on April 1. Thousands of tourists got more than they bargained for when railway tracks and roads were washed away in heavy rains that caused the...

8 Precariously Placed Cliff Towns

8 Precariously Placed Cliff Towns March 1, 2010 | Around the World | Read More
These quaint towns have it all – remote location, rich history, a ton of classic architecture and last but not least, incredibly breathtaking views. Nestled into cliffs, above gorges, and on top of ancient lava flows, it’s pretty amazing these cities have survived for so long. 1. Bonifacio,...

Room with a View: Machu Picchu, Peru

Room with a View: Machu Picchu, Peru January 8, 2010 | Photo Friday | Read More
The view from the Sumaq Hotel near Machu Pichu, Peru. [Photo: Marktafoya2002] See your photo here! Share your photos with us by adding them to our Room with a View Flickr Group. We’ll select the best photos and feature them in our weekly Photo Friday post and in future newsletters.

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...

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...
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