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Five unreal places in South America you have to visit

From trees of green and blooming red roses, to the colours of the rainbow and crying babies, it didn’t take much more than nature’s bounty to convince Louis Armstrong that we live in a wonderful world. Nowhere is that more obvious than in the colourful cone-shaped continent

Notes from the field – The Sacred Valley, Peru

In this edition of ‘Notes from the field’ we head to the Peruvian region of Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The valley, created by the Urumbamba river, is a vast stretch of land with an abundance of spectacular archaeological remains, Inca terraces and traditional

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Latin America

There are currently 121 UNESCO World Heritage sites across Latin America. Here, are some thoughts on 5 which really stand out. Iguaçu National Park – Argentina/Brazil/Paraguay A favourite of the Sunvil Team, the Iguaçu National Park is a realm of subtropical forest on the borders of Argentina,

Posada Amazonas, Southern Amazon Basin

As part of my recent trip to Peru, I was lucky enough to spend a few days visiting the Peruvian Amazon Basin. The Peruvian Amazon Rainforest which covers over 60% of the country (including the Peruvian Amazon Basin) is considered to be one of the most biologically diverse places

La Candelaria Festivity In Puno

The Festivity of the Virgen de la Candelaria of Puno, Patron of the city of Puno has been included in the Representative List of the Unesco Intagible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The festivity has various names: Purification of Mary, Party of the Light, and Party of the Candles ‘Candelas’ where

The Moche Civilization

Dating from between 100 – 800AD the Moche civilization is defined by its significant archaeological sites and some of the most impressive pottery to be found in Peru. The cultural sphere was centred on several valleys on the north coast of Peru and takes its’ name from the river that

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

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

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