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10 FASCINATING (AND WEIRD!) FUN FACTS ABOUT PERU

It’s no secret that Peru is a pretty damn awesome place to visit. It’s wild, traditional and bizarre at the same time, offering crazy adventures and cool discoveries every day. This country also has a fun and quirky side to it, which will make you fall in love with it even more. 
Would you like to learn some stuff while having a good laugh? Then you’d better check out these 10 interesting (and just plain weird) facts about Peru: 

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HOW TO SEE THE BEST OF PERU IN 10 OR 15 DAYS – FULL ITINERARY AND GUIDE

If you travel to feel alive and quench that thirst for adventure and unseen things, brush up your best hooded poncho, get yourself a crazy pom pom beanie and book a trip to Peru. 

I’m telling you, this country is something else.  

Peru really offers a lot, much more than anyone could squeeze into a couple of weeks, but I’ll show you how you can still have meaningful and memorable experiences in only 10 or 15 days. Below you’ll find a full travel guide, with details on how to move from each point to the next and suggestions on what to do at your destination. I also throw in some cost info and useful tips here and there. By the end of the post I sure hope I have you convinced to book your trip!

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HOW TO VISIT MACHU PICCHU: FULL GUIDE

Ah, Macchu Picchu. Its very name is enough to evoke excitement in the minds of travelers around the world, but you really need to see it in person to fully understand why it will be the highlight of your trip to Peru. Nonetheless, before getting into the serious stuff, I’d like to try taking you there with words, even if it’s just for a second. Imagine the highest mountains…

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RAINBOW MOUNTAIN, PERU: IS IT WORTH THE HIKE?

Vinicunca Mountain, a.k.a Rainbow Mountain, appears to its badass visitors as fascinating, bizarre, untamed, and somehow, even otherworldly. Except, it is not. I mean, don’t get me wrong, this place is fascinating in every possible way, but it is also very much on the earth, perched up in the Andes and in the Southern Region of Cusco, Peru.  

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LAS COLORADAS: THE WONDERFUL PINK LAKES OF MEXICO

Do you love strawberry milkshake so much that you wish you could just swim in it? Well, here’s your chance, buddy.

Hidden away on the tip of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula is a surreal place with pink lakes surrounded by salt dunes known as ‘Las Coloradas’. That’s right, pink lakes – as if the Mexican Riviera wasn’t stunning enough. The unusually colored lagoons appear utterly bizarre, as if someone had tipped in a load of pink dye while no one was looking…

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HOW TO “DO” CINQUE TERRE IN 3 DAYS: GUIDE & ITINERARY

Let’s talk about Cinque Terre.

First of all, if you’ve never been to the Cinque Terre, drop whatever you’re doing – including reading yours truly – and book your flight immediately. Go ahead! Take your time, I’ll be here waiting.
Arguably Italy’s most charming stretch of coastline, Cinque Terre is a postcard-perfect collection of 5 fishing villages nestled in the mountains along the Ligurian Sea. This place is a lot of things, one of those things is really, really pretty, and therefore deserves at least a spot on your must-see-before-you-die bucket list.

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10+ THINGS EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW BEFORE VISITING ISRAEL

I think it’s safe to say that Israel is very much not on the average traveler’s radar. This is not surprising, though, as Israel is definitely not your average travel destination.

It is perceived to be a tricky country to traverse, and as a visitor, there are several things that you might want to look into before you arrive. But does this mean you should avoid traveling to Israel? Not at all.

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10 THINGS TO DO IN TEL AVIV: TRAVEL GUIDE

Awesome beaches and great weather? Check. Beautiful surrounding landscape? Check. Food to die for? Check. Rich local culture and traditions? Check. Serious party potential? You bet. Tel Aviv really has it all.

This incredible melting pot of cultural diversity, ethnic richness and different world-views gives the perfect opportunity to combine a city break with a spot of fun or relaxation on the Mediterranean.

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IS ISRAEL SAFE TO VISIT? HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

If I had a dollar for every friend and family member who asked me before I left “…but is Israel safe? Aren’t you scared?!” I’d have about, well, fifty dollars. Truth is, for anyone who regularly reads or watches the news, Israel appears to be an awfully dangerous place, and if you’re planning on visiting Israel and the Palestinian territories right now, those questions will quite probably popup in your mind, sooner or later.

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VISITING JERUSALEM: 10 AMAZING THINGS TO DO

It’s almost impossible to classify any travel experience as the most memorable – each journey has its own highlights, rewards, its own set of challenges and its own special story. I can honestly say, however, that Jerusalem is one of the most fascinating places I have ever visited, and if it’s not already on your bucket list, it should be.

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15 BEAUTIFUL BOOKS EVERY TRAVELER SHOULD READ

Maybe you have a travel-fanatic friend that you need to find the perfect gift for. Maybe you’re looking for a good book to read on the road, so that you always associate it with that trip. Maybe, you’re a travel addict, you’ve been home for a while now and you’re itching to get out there and explore.

Whatever the case, a good travel book is always an excellent option – after all, it is the cheapest form of transportation there is. 

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10+ TRICKS TO EASILY OVERCOME YOUR FEAR OF FLYING

Let’s just say it out loud: flying is a colossal pain in the ass. 

Don’t get me wrong, I love to travel, but flying is the least fun thing about it – the recycled air, the tasteless food, the freaking tiny seats, the turbulence. Clearly I’m not the only one to think so, as according to Budget Travel, more than 26 million Americans suffer from flight anxiety.

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Hey there! I’m Andrea, writer and photographer behind Green and Turquoise, a travel blog I created in 2014.

I hope to inspire you to explore the world, find new ways to challenge yourself and settle for nothing less than extraordinary. Go ahead and browse around!


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A travel and lifestyle blog focusing on places, people, culture and beauty around the world. Writings and photos by Andrea Affinati.
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