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Las Ventanillas de Otuzco – a pre-Inca necropolis

Posted on Monday July 28, 2014

Many visitors to Peru make the mistake of thinking that the Incas were the only pre-Colombian civilisation of any significance. In fact, Peru is home to scores of Pre-Incan civilisations (some date back as far as 3500 BC) which were responsible for the cultivation of potatoes and beans and the domestication of llamas an alpacas, [&hellip

Pass the ‘yerba mate’ to the left hand side

Posted on Friday July 25, 2014

Anyone who’s got friends from Argentina, Uruguay or Paraguay will know a little bit about mate (or terere as it is known in Paraguay) but nothing can prepare visitors for just how popular this herbal drink is in the southern part of South America. This blog will take you through the basics, including how to [&hellip

Huascar and Atahualpa: the Inca Civil War

Posted on Monday July 21, 2014

Last time round we looked at how the Inca Empire reached its peak during the reign of Huayna Capac, this week we examine the disaster that was to immediately follow his death in 1527. As was expected of an Inca ruler, Huayna Capac fathered many children by scores of different women. Some of these children [&hellip

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September Travel Photo and Review of SA Luxury Expeditions

Posted on Sunday September 29, 2013

We’ve had some pretty spectacular travel photos come in this month (you can see many of them on our page of SA Luxury Expeditions reviews). As a team, we’ve enjoyed browsing through them and finally decided to showcase three photos from Anil and Shwetha. This engaged couple (congratulations!) is a pair of resident physicians in [&hellip




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