96 Hours in Peru covering as much territory as possible | Peru | A few weeks back, invited by LATAM Airlines Business Class, Belmond Journeys and Hotels Peru, Rubin and I decided to come for 3 nights / 4 days – ha ha ha yes you read right 96 hours, to explore to main higlights of the marvelous country and intriguing culture. This wasn’t my first time in Peru – for work or leisure – I have been many times, but indeed was Rubin‘s first visit, and I mastered a well curated itinerary, that would take us from Lima, to Cusco, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley, in a natural flow enjoying the services of all our hosts… Well, unfortunately not all came along as planned. For more photos and videos on my journey in Peru, visit my Instagram Photo Gallery of Peru.
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Pisac and the outdoor Market | Sacred Valley, Peru | Písac is a Peruvian village in the Sacred Valley on the Urubamba River. The village is well known for its market, which nowadays takes place every day, but most visited and crowded on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. A true Andean village market. Despite of its popularity the market retains much of its local charm, at least in the part where villagers from miles around gather to barter and sell their produce. Follow my Instagram Peru Photo Gallery for more tips, photos and videos. Continue reading Pisac and the outdoor Market
Machu Picchu at 429MAGAZINE by Carlos Melia | Press Clipping | My article on luxury gay travel for dot429 and 429Magazine is out and online. This week on my own luxury travel experience from Cusco to Machu Picchu, Peru onboard the Hiram Bingham Luxury Train. Continue reading Machu Picchu at 429MAGAZINE by Carlos Melia
The lovely town of Aguas Calientes | Aguas Calientes, Peru | Aguas Calientes is a lovely hectiv town located at the Sacred Valley, bathed by the waters of the Urubamba River. It is the door to access to one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, the citadella of Machu Picchu and the Wayna Picchu. Follow the ancient path of Pachacuti and later the discovery by Hiram Bingham, to have your spiritual close encounter with Machu Picchu. Follow my Instagram Peru Photo Gallery for more tips, photos and videos. Continue reading The lovely town of Aguas Calientes
Hiram Bingham luxury train Cusco to Machu Picchu | Cusco to Machu Picchu, Peru | I know there are many ways to follow the Inca’s path from Cusco to Machu Picchu, but only one to do it in style, surrounded by an exclusive and sophisticated atmosphere, in comfortable cars and with breathtaking views of the Sacred Valley and the Urubamba River in Peru. This is my third Belmond train around the world and still I do not stop to be amazed and surprised by them. Follow my Instagram Peru Photo Gallery for more tips, photos and videos. Continue reading Hiram Bingham luxury train Cusco to Machu Picchu
CHICHA at the Markets of Ollantaytambo | Urubamba, Peru | Chicha is a term used for several varieties of fermented and non-fermented beverages, many derived from maize, sometimes flavored with different fruits and vegetables. Some also have it with alcohol. Mine was non-alcoholic made out of Quinoa. I came to Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley, and asked Abel, my local guide, to take me to the market to try original homemade Chicha. And here you go. Was sweet enough and tasted great. Follow my Instagram Peru Photo Gallery for more tips, photos and videos. Continue reading Drinking CHICHA at the Markets of Ollantaytambo