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Developer Who Destroyed Pyramid in Peru Goes Free

Back in July we reported on a developer in Peru who bulldozed a 4,000 year old pyramid. Situated on the site of El Paraíso, a 4,000 year-old settlement pre-Inca near Lima, it's one of the most important archaeological sites in the country. It's also prime real...

Archaeologists Discover Astronomical Observatory At Machu Picchu

Archaeologists Discover Astronomical Observatory At Machu Picchu Allard Schmidt Archaeologists excavating at the famous Inca site of Machu Picchu in Peru have discovered the remains of an astronomical observatory. The Peruvian-Polish team cleared away an unexcavated building of the well-preserved Inca retreat, now the most popular...

Maggots Make Home In Woman's Ear After Peru Trip

Maggots Make Home In Woman's Ear After Peru Trip John Kucharski, Wikimedia Commons At one point on her trip-of-a-lifetime to Peru, Rochelle Harris swatted a fly out of her ear and thought little of it. On the flight home, however, she began to hear "scratching sounds" and feel excruciating pain on the side of her face....

'Living Rocks' Could Be The Strangest Local Delicacy Ever (VIDEO)

From the outside, it resembles a rock or coral. But on the inside, pyura chilensis is a gooey mass of blood red. This immobile, hermaphroditic sea creature survives on microorganisms and produces vanadium, a rare mineral also found in crude oil and tar sands. But despite...

Pyramid In Peru Destroyed By Developers

Pyramid In Peru Destroyed By Developers Dibojutri, WikiMedia Commons For more than 4,000 years, a pyramid stood in El Paraiso, "The Paradise," one of the largest settlements of its time in Peru. Last week, the pyramid stood almost 20 feet in height; today, it no longer exists. The Wall Street Journal reported...

Archaeologists Unearth Treasure-Filled Tomb In Peru

Archaeologists Unearth Treasure-Filled Tomb In Peru Patrycja Przadka Giersz It has been a busy couple of weeks for archaeologists across the globe. First, a team of researchers discovered a lost city in Cambodia and then a week later another team made a similar find in the jungles of Mexico. Not to be outdone, a group of...

Learn Spanish With Lonely Planet's Fluent Road

Learn Spanish With Lonely Planet's Fluent Road Courtesy of FluentRoad.com Traveling to Spain or Latin America this summer and want to say more than "Donde esta el bano?" (though, that's an important one to know)? Lonely Planet has just launched a new online foreign language program, Fluent Road, partnering with Spanish...

La Paz's Museo De Coca: A Historical And Cultural Look At Bolivia's Most Controversial Crop

La Paz's Museo De Coca: A Historical And Cultural Look At Bolivia's Most Controversial Crop "Hoja de coca no es droga." "Coca no es cocaina." You'll see these sentiments, which are indeed accurate, on T-shirts displayed throughout La Paz's tourist ghetto, which is centered on Calle Sagarnaga. I should preface this post by saying I'm not a fan of recreational...

Layover Report: Where To Eat At Miami, Lima, And Bogota International Airports

Layover Report: Where To Eat At Miami, Lima, And Bogota International Airports I just returned from three weeks in Bolivia and Paraguay. In that time, I had 12 flights, five of which were required to get me from my home in Colorado to La Paz. Now why, you may ask, in this age of expedited air travel, does it take so many connections to travel 4,512...

Industry Destroys Part Of The Nazca Lines

Industry Destroys Part Of The Nazca Lines A limestone quarrying company operating illegally within the bounds of the Nazca Lines has destroyed some of the enigmatic figures. The archaeology news feed Past Horizons reports that heavy machinery removing limestone from a nearby quarry has damaged 150 meters (492...

Three New Experiential Eco-Fashion Trips Taking Off This Summer

Three New Experiential Eco-Fashion Trips Taking Off This Summer This summer, three new eco-fashion-oriented package tours will offer the chance for ethical designers, makers and consumers to meet artisan communities, take workshops in craft production and see the impact of their conscious purchasing decisions. While different in...

Video: A Few Weeks In Peru

Peru is one of the best adventure travel destinations in all of South America, if not the world. With its interesting mix of culture, history and natural wonders, there truly is something for everyone. Whether trekking the Andes, exploring the Amazon or visiting Machu...

Events Worth Planning A Trip Around In 2013

Events Worth Planning A Trip Around In 2013 Have you ever landed in a place to find out you arrived just after the town's can't-miss event of the year? Well, hopefully that won't happen again this year. Gadling bloggers racked their brains to make sure our readers don't overlook the best parties to be had...

Why Mexico Isn't Central America, And Other Things I Learned From Writing A Book About Cheese

Why Mexico Isn't Central America, And Other Things I Learned From Writing A Book About Cheese Exactly one year ago, I was embroiled in final edits on my first book, "Cheese for Dummies." It's a 408-page, comprehensive primer on all things cheese, including an extensive geography section. I was reviewing the "America's" chapter, when I saw that my editor had taken...

Video: A Sublime Disruption

"A Sublime Disruption" from Gareth Nolan on Vimeo. Gareth Nolan shot this short film, "A Sublime Disruption," during a trip around the world he took in 2011. "This video is not about the places I visited, but merely an attempt to evoke the feeling of wonder and...

Win A Trip To South America With Richard Bangs

Win A Trip To South America With Richard Bangs South America is a land of diverse cultures, stunning scenery and breathtaking adventure. Travelers can climb to the highest peaks of the Andes, experience unique wildlife, explore the biodiversity of the Amazon and indulge in a variety of wonderful cuisines. The continent...

What You Need To Know To Successfully Hike The Inca Trail

What You Need To Know To Successfully Hike The Inca Trail For those looking to hike the Inca Trail in Peru, there is a lot of conflicting information when you search the web. To help you prepare and do it right, here is a guide on how to successfully hike the Inca Trail. Why Hike To Machu Picchu If you're just looking to...

The Travels Of Indiana Jones

The Travels Of Indiana Jones One of the greatest characters in movie history makes his way to Blu-Ray Disc today when "Indiana Jones: The Complete Adventures" is released for the first time. The new box set lets us join the legendary globetrotting archaeologist as he goes in search of fortune and glory...

Peruvian Government Announces Plans For New Airport Near Machu Picchu

Peruvian Government Announces Plans For New Airport Near Machu Picchu According to press reports, Peru's President, Ollanta Humala, has announced that his government has committed some $460 million towards the creation of a new airport near Cusco to boost tourism in Machu Picchu. Humala said that the current airport in Cusco is inadequate and...

Kayaker Attempting Amazon River Speed Record

Kayaker Attempting Amazon River Speed Record This past Saturday, Texas native West Hansen set off on what is sure to be an epic adventure in South America. The avid paddler from Austin launched his attempt to set a new speed record for kayaking the length of the Amazon River, a waterway that runs more than 4400 miles...

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