Q&A With Travel Writer, Ronald Wright

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A Journey in the Two Worlds of Peru “This notion of travel as moving through space,  but also being in one place at a time, is vividly exemplified in the travel books of Ronald Wright,” says Alberto Manguel in the introduction to the new Eland edition of Ronald Wright’s classic…

A LITERARY TOUR OF PERU

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Let your wanderlust take you on a journey in time to the conquest of the Incas, discover the connection between a well-known Verdi opera and the city of Lima, or perhaps re-create the exotic flavors of Peru at home thanks to the recipes of a world-renowned Peruvian Chef. At this…

Our Favorite Museums To Visit In Lima, Peru

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From pre-Columbian gold riches to the erotic pottery of the Moche, Lima is home to many of Peru’s most sacred artifacts and artworks. Lima’s museums are a treasure trove of history awaiting to be discovered. Our recommended list of museums to visit in Peru highlight some of the most popular…

Juanita Mummy Arequipa: The Incan Ice Maiden

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A visit to see the Juanita mummy Arequipa, at the Andean Sanctuaries Museum, is a must while exploring Arequipa, Peru’s second largest city. At this small museum, you get to see Incan history eerily up-close as you meet face-to-face with the macabre Ice Maiden Juanita. This offers an unforgettable, vivid understanding of Incan…

Santa Catalina Monastery, Arequipa

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The highlight of a visit to Arequipa is the Santa Catalina Monastery, one of the most impressive colonial religious buildings in Peru. The large convent is a ‘city within a city,’ covering over 20,246 square meters (218,000 square feet) and preserving the characteristics of 16th and 18th centuries, with narrow…

Pedro de Osma Museum

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Peru is a country rich in cultural history, with ancient civilizations ranging from one of the oldest in the world – the Caral civilization that dates back to 3,200 BC – to the powerful Incan Empire from the 16th century. Last week the Aracari team visited the Pedro de Osma Museum, which helps explain…