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    • Salar de Uyuni: Where Heaven and Earth Meet (Part I)

      Salar de Uyuni: Where Heaven and Earth Meet (Part I)

      If you ask me to name just one place on earth that impressed me most, without a second thought, I would say Salar de Uyuni. Well, at least, among all those places that I have visited myself. This extraordinary nature’s paradise is one of those rare sights that will look in real life exactly like the mind-blowing landscapes from National Geographic. Hidden among the highlands of the Atacama Desert, Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat. Even today, this natural marvel has preserved its pristine beauty and looks completely untouched by modern civilization. It is Bolivia’s number one …Read More »
    • Oruro Carnival: Blending Ancient Traditions and Modern Glitz

      Oruro Carnival: Blending Ancient Traditions and Modern Glitz

      Every year, in late February or early March, the sleepy mining town of Oruro, located in the middle of the Bolivian Altiplano region, all of a sudden comes to life with wild celebrations. The weekend before Ash Wednesday, its usually quiet streets become overflown with jubilant crowds, loud music, and grotesque characters, dressed in lavish dazzling costumes. For several sleepless days and nights, one of the most unique carnivals in the world, known as Carnaval de Oruro in Spanish, enlivens the local community that was home to ancient indigenous festivals long before the modern holiday emerged.Read More »
    • What You Need To Know For Your Visit to Machu Picchu

      What You Need To Know For Your Visit to Machu Picchu

      So faraway and mysterious, or, at least, seen as such from our good old Europe, South America is replete with wonders that have taken the imagination of us, Europeans, for centuries. The ancient town of Machu Picchu is, certainly, one of those fascinating places, if not, by all accounts, the most famous one. Widely regarded as the most monumental and best-preserved Inca ruins in Peru, the Sacred City makes the list of New Seven Wonders of the Modern World, and rightly so. It has also become a must-see destination for all travel enthusiasts from across the globe.   Read More »
    • The Classic Inca Trail: My Personal Experience

      The Classic Inca Trail: My Personal Experience

      The 4-day Classic Inca Trail usually tops the list of best treks in the world. It has also become the most sought-after and difficult-to-get-to mountain trails in the world due to the limit on visitor numbers, imposed by the Peruvian government since the year 2001. Does it rightfully deserve its reputation? Does it justify all the money, time, and physical effort spent? And is it really the most memorable and gratifying way to get to Machu Picchu despite being the most challenging at the same time? YES, YES, and YES!  If you are still considering whether you should do it …Read More »