Rubrika: Peru

The Marvel of Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca and the Floating Islands of Uros People

The Marvel of Taquile Island on Lake Titicaca and the Floating Islands of Uros People

Few such memories of beauty and purity one can have as those of the inhabitants of the Taquile Island on the Peruvian side of Lake Titicaca, just a stone-throw away from Bolivia and a three-hour boat ride from Puno. Indeed, one of the places you want to visit while in the area of the lake, serene, sacred, and steeped in rich cultures past and present.

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Spiritual Retreat in the Peruvian Amazon Jungle – Discovering Tambopata

Spiritual Retreat in the Peruvian Amazon Jungle – Discovering Tambopata

A few weeks ago, a Czech guide in Peru, Zuzka Bartakova de Saman, and I co-organized the first spiritual retreat for the Czechs in the Tambopata Reserve in Puerto Maldonado in the Peruvian Amazon. The week there was quite a marvel, combining yoga practice and meditation with jungle explorations and rituals, which included ayahuasca ceremonies with a local shaman. 

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Miraflores – The Most Popular District of Lima

Miraflores – The Most Popular District of Lima

Though some would insist that the best Lima district for tourists is the artsy Barraco with its colonial architecture, I would support the majority that says it´s Miraflores, an upscale suburban district located about 10 kilometres away from the city centre, which features some stunning coastal views, great restaurants, and even an option of paragliding!

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Cuzco versus Pisac: Hikers and New Age Travelers

Cuzco versus Pisac: Hikers and New Age Travelers

Many come to Peru to re-gain “connection”. They either go to the Amazon jungle to stay with the local communities (which some call tribes), or to the Andes Mountains, mostly in the areas of Cuzco (Sp. Cusco) and Pisac (Sp. Písac), to align with the ancient Inca spirit.

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Inti Raymi – The Traditional Ceremony of the Incas in Honour of the Sun God

Inti Raymi – The Traditional Ceremony of the Incas in Honour of the Sun God

Every year around the time of June solstice, Peru celebrates one of the biggest feasts – the Inti Raymi traditional Inca ceremony honouring the god Inti (Quechua for “sun”), the most venerated deity in Inca religion. 

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