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The original Marathon de Sables is held every year in the Sahara Desert in southern Morocco and is known to be the toughest long distance running race in the world. For the first time a replica of the ultramarathon was held in the Ica desert of Peru, one of the driest regions on earth, from November 26 to December...
Yesterday once again the access to Machu Picchu was blocked. Huge rocks were place on the tracks of the train route to Machu Picchu Pueblo, buses blocked the only access road from there to the Inca citadel and enraged citizens protested in town. Hundreds of visitors were stranded and couldn’t get to Machu Picchu or back.
For years visiting Machu Picchu was the main reason most travelers came to Peru. Slowly, but surely this is changing and other gems the country has to offer gain popularity and international recognition. One of them is the walled city of Kuelap.
Traffic in Lima is horrendous; parking spaces are scarce. To encourage people to leave their car at home and think about alternative means of transport, the district of San Isidro in Lima launched a new public bus service called MiBus.
Just at the beginning of November a different and interesting documentary, “Peru – the Hidden Treasure” (Peru – Tesoro Escondido) premiered in Peruvian cinemas that already now is available for the international audience on Netflix. Worth to watch.
Even though distances in Peru are large, inter-regional flights between cities in the country are rare. Travelers usually have to detour via Lima to get from one Peruvian destination to another making getting around Peru more expensive, time-consuming and inconvenient. This now slowly but surely changes.
Violence against women and children is unfortunately a pervasive problem in Peru. So, for years every now and then there are demands for stiffer penalties for abusers and rapists; in case of child rapists even the death penalty is brought into play regularly.
Last week “The World’s 50 Best” in collaboration with S. Pellegrino once again revealed Latin America’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017 at a grand ceremony in Bogota, Colombia. And not only the best restaurant in the region is located in Lima, but another 9 gourmet temples in the Peruvian capital are among the 50 best restaurants.
As is the case every 10 years, the Peruvian Statistical Office INEI, carries out a nation-wide population census in Peru on October 22, 2017 to get an updated insight into the population development, the social, economic and employment situation as well as the migration movement in the country.