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More than the Inca Trail – lesser-trodden paths in Peru’s Sacred Valley

For many visitors to Peru the main purpose of their trip is to hike the Inca Trail to the ruins of Machu Picchu. While this is without doubt one of the world’s great treks, it’s certainly not the only option for a memorable long-distance adventure in the Peruvian

Pisco Sour

Pisco Sour is a popular cocktail originating from South America. The ingredients are usually Pisco (a type of brandy), lemon juice, egg white, Angostura bitters and sugar syrup. Both Peru and Chile claim the Pisco Sour as their national drink, and each claims ownership of both Pisco

The Pantanal – Brazil’s top wildlife region

‘Pantanal’ comes from the Portuguese word ‘pântano’, meaning wetland, bog, swamp, or marsh, but in fact the Pantanal is a mixture of different ecosystems. Spanning 210,000 square kilometres (81,000 square miles; almost the size of Britain), the Pantanal is the largest tropical wetland in the world –

The best 7 Festivals in Latin America

1 – Flower Fair in Medellin, Colombia – 1-10 August every year The city of Medellin is adorned with garlands of flowers and colours to mark the annual Flower Fair. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a few days viewing different kinds of parades, competitions, folkloric

Team Sunvil Inferno take on the TTG 2014 Travel Crusade

When I signed up for the 2014 Travel Crusade at the back end of 2013 it all seemed a long way off. From the pictures and stories of the inaugural event in 2013 it seemed like the teams had had too much fun to miss out on

Plaza de Mayo, Buenos Aires

Plaza de Mayo is known by all Argentineans as the focal point for protests and political activism within the country and (since being the scene of the revolution on 25 May 1810, which led to independence), it has been the setting for Argentina’s most politically turbulent moments.

Highlights of Bogota

When I talk to fellow travel writers about their most memorable recent travels, one place that keeps cropping up is Colombia. After years of suffering a less than rosy reputation Colombia is firmly back on the tourist map and it seems as though it has one thing

Renowned traditional Pachamanca dish in rural Peru

I was born in Lima but my parents come from Canta, a province which is only a couple of hours away from Lima by car. My childhood was spent between the busy city of Lima and my grandparent’s house in Yaso, a tiny town in the Chillon

Ancient Inca roads spanning 6 countries granted World Heritage status

Last month, the Andean road system ‘Qhapaq Ñan’ across Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru was granted UNESCO World Heritage status. It is the first time multiple countries have worked together to register one site on the heritage list. Qhapaq Ñan has been selected for its

July’s Sunvil Supper Club: Ceviche

This is Peru’s most famous dish. The dish is typically made from fresh raw fish marinated in lime juice and spiced with Aji Amarillo or chilli peppers. 2,000 years ago, ancient Mochica culture had a dish made with fresh fish marinated with fermented banana passion fruit; during