South America

Runaway Photo: The Best of Peru

Picturesque Peru: Photo Essay With its grand vista and stunning characters, Peru is a dream destination for photographers. Not just that; the Andes brings hikers from all around the world, high-quality alpaca products lure fashion enthusiasts, and still mysterious Inca heritage fascinates archeologists. Peru has many faces. I spent four weeks in Peru in June, …

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The Curious Life on Taquile Island of Lake Titicaca

Men, do you know how to knit? You might want to start learning It’s not everyday you see a man knitting out in public. The community of “Knitting Men”, people of Taquile Island are living the lifestyle they’ve preserved for centuries. Taquile is an island on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca, 45km offshore from …

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Machu Picchu

Lost City of the Incas: Machu Picchu in Photos

“In the variety of its charms and the power of its spell, I know of no other place in the world which can compare with it.” -Hiram Bingham, ‘re-discoverer’ of Machu Picchu-   Four days of walking on the Salkantay Trek was the greatest build up for Machu Picchu. Visiting something so grand like Machu …

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The Poor Man’s Galapagos: Ballestas Islands

The Poor Man’s Galapagos isn’t so poor after all Always wanting to go to the Galapagos but too expensive? Put Ballestas Islands as your alternative. A group of 12 islands off of the coast of Paracas, the Ballestas Islands is one of the highlights of the Pisco region due to its easy accessibility and cheap …

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