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Things to do in Miraflores

Miraflores is a vibrant and upscale neighborhood in Lima, Peru, that offers a variety of activities and attractions for tourists. My Peruvian friends say this neighborhood is the safest of all the busiest places in Lima. Police presence is ubiquitous, especially in crowded, touristy places. The only thing that you

Barranco in Lima – A Bohemian Neighborhood

Barranco in Lima is a bohemian neighborhood located in the southern part of the city. It’s known for its colorful murals, hipster cafes, and charming colonial architecture. It is the perfect destination for travelers who want to experience the culture and charm of the Peruvian capital. Here are some things

The Casa of San Martin de Porres in Lima

Visiting the birthplace/ casa of San Martin de Porres in Peru was never on my itinerary. I knew about it while searching for things to do in the historic district of Lima. I was born in a small barrio in the Philippines, and our Patron Saint is – San Martin!

Laguna Colorada in Bolivia

Laguna Colorada (Red Lagoon), located in the Bolivian Altiplano, is a natural wonder that must be seen to be believed. The shallow lake, fed by hot springs, is a stunning shade of reddish-orange, with white borax islands dotting its surface. The lake is home to a variety of wildlife, including

Things to do in Bogota

Bogota, the vibrant and lively capital of Colombia, offers a wealth of exciting things to do and see for visitors who are only in the city for a day. From its rich cultural heritage and vibrant nightlife to its breathtaking natural beauty and bustling street markets, there is something for

Day 3: Salar de Uyuni Tour in Bolivia

Take the Salar de Uyuni Tour for three days if you have time and can afford it. While there are a lot of tours that you can choose from, make sure that you read the fine print/details of such tours. The three-day tour I had was good enough for me,

Day 2: Three-Day Salar de Uyuni Tour

This is Day 2 of my three-day Salar de Uyuni Tour. As you know, the Salt Flat in Bolivia is the world’s largest. If you see it yourself, it looks magnificent but at the same time, otherworldly. Standing in the middle of it would give you chills, perhaps, pinching yourself

Day 1: Three-Day Uyuni Salt Flat Tour

My three-day Uyuni Salt Flat tour in Bolivia will be in my memory for a very long time. If you’re looking for an otherworldly destination that will take your breath away, look no further than the Salar de Uyuni. This natural wonder is unlike anywhere else on Earth and is

Hiking the Rainbow Mountain in Peru

Hiking the Rainbow Mountain in Peru (outside Cusco) has been on my list since I saw the photos in National Geographic Magazine. I told myself that if ever I’ll be in Peru, there are two things I’d like to do/see: Visit Machu Picchu and Hike Rainbow Mountain. I conquered these

The Gold Museum in Bogota Will Take You to a Whole New World

The Gold Museum in Bogota will take you to a new world you’ve never been to or heard of before. It’s simply dazzling and shimmering with everything gold you dreamed of having in your closet. Bogota’s Gold Museum is a must-see for anyone keen on history, culture, and of course,

Botero Museum in Bogota is a Must-See Destination

The Botero Museum in Bogota is a must-see destination that will blow your mind away. It’s not your regular museum infested with European paintings but with the works of Colombia’s living artist – Fernando Botero. Even if you’ve never heard of his name, you have seen some of his works.

Justin Beiber and the Graffiti Revolution in Bogota

Justin Beiber and the graffiti revolution in Bogota scandal is hard to believe for some unsuspecting tourists. Riding a taxi from the airport to downtown Candelaria, one thing is ubiquitous: graffiti. And from what I saw, many are murals, too. In many countries, people consider graffiti as a public sore

Visiting Monserrate in Bogota

Visiting Monserrate in Bogota was the first on our itinerary when we happened to have a 16-hour layover in Colombia. We left the airport at 7:30 in the morning, and our tour guide was already waiting for us at the gate, and he whisked us off immediately to our first

Walking Tour in Lima – On Your Own

This walking tour in Lima will last 2-3 hours, depending on your pace. That’s what we did. Though there are a few “free” walking tours in the historic district, we opted to do it ourselves because we had the whole day to explore the area and didn’t want to rush.