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Machu Picchu: Planning a Trip to the Inca Ruins

Sharon Hoge | Posted 11.04.2014 | Travel
Sharon Hoge

No wonder the Spaniard colonists never found Machu Picchu -- five centuries later, getting there is still a challenge.

Prison Officials Deny Van Der Sloot Stabbing Claim

AP | FRANKLIN BRICENO | Posted 11.04.2014 | Crime

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian prison officials denied on Monday a claim that convicted killer Joran van der Sloot was stabbed by other inmates in the r...

8 Under-The-Radar Foodie Cities

U.S. News Travel | Posted 11.09.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

The lesser-known dining scenes below are ambitious and unconventional, they're buzzing with new and noteworthy chefs, and they're diverse and unexpected.

New Video Offers Peek At Stephany Flores' Killer Behind Bars

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 09.02.2014 | Crime

Days after Joran van der Sloot was transferred to a remote Peruvian penitentiary, a new video has surfaced featuring the killer behind bars. "I am ...

Joran Van Der Sloot Moved To Remote Peruvian Prison

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.28.2014 | Crime

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Joran van der Sloot, the prime suspect in the 2005 disappearance of U.S. teen Natalee Holloway, has been moved to a remote Peruvia...

What Are Your Favorite Things to Do in Lima and Cusco?

Budget Travel | Posted 05.27.2014 | Travel
Budget Travel

Photo courtesy of Agap13/ Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel. A few weeks from now, I'll be checking off the number one spot ...

PHOTOS: Nude Cyclists Hit The Streets In Peruvian Protest

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 03.10.2014 | World

Hundreds of nude men and women took to the streets of Lima, Peru this past weekend to protest the traffic problems afflicting their country and promot...

5.5 Quake Hits Peruvian Capital

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A moderately strong earthquake has shaken Lima but no damage or injuries have been reported. The 5.8-magnitude quake was struck a...

LOOK: A Rough Life On The Outskirts Of Lima

AP | Posted 11.12.2013 | Latino Voices

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A little more than a half hour by car from the touristy Lima of fine cuisine and breezy seaside promenades is the soup kitchen whe...

Pre-Incan Tomb, Corpses Unearthed In Peru

Reuters | Posted 12.24.2013 | World

LIMA, Oct 24 (Reuters) - An archaeological site in the midst of Peru's bustling capital has yielded yet another pre-Incan prize, an undisturbed Wari...

This Is Not Your Average Hotel

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 08.20.2013 | Travel

When is hotel not just a hotel? When it's a picture frame, of course. The provisionally named "Unbalance Hotel" is set to be built into the side o...

LOOK: 'The Strangest And Saddest City Thou Can'st See'

AP | Posted 08.16.2013 | World

LIMA, Peru -- For roughly four months a year, the sun abandons Peru's seaside desert capital, suffocating it under a ponderous gray cloudbank and fog ...

100 Bodies From Peru Prison Massacre Exhumed

AP | FRANKLIN BRICENO | Posted 09.25.2013 | World

LIMA, Peru — Peruvian prosecutors have exhumed from in and around Lima the bodies of more than 100 accused Shining Path rebels slain in a famous...

Black Pallbearers Reveal Ingrained Racism In Peru

AP | FRANKLIN BRICENO | Posted 07.19.2013 | World

LIMA, Peru -- Elegant in tuxedos and white gloves, the six black pallbearers silently and gracefully remove the mahogany coffin bearing a Lima tire ma...

David Lohr

Joran Van Der Sloot Could Be Married Next Month | David Lohr | Posted 05.30.2013 | Crime

Convicted killer Joran van der Sloot is engaged to a Peruvian woman, according to his attorney Maximo Altez. The wedding is to be held in June, pendin...

Luxury In South America

Oyster | Posted 07.01.2013 | Travel

South America is home to some of the world's most luxurious hotels. Whether you want to sit beachside in Rio De Janeiro or soak in views of the Andes ...

Big Cities, Small Stays

Oyster | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel

So though mega-metropolises like Buenos Aires, Hong Kong, or Los Angeles might intimidate you, fear not. You can always retreat to these intimate boutiques for some quiet time amidst the bustle of the big city.

Lima and Dust

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 06.18.2013 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Lima is a host of cities, some whimsically superimposed on others. It's like a young woman whose body has outgrown her clothes and they no longer fit. Thus, the traffic bottlenecks and the many cranes raising buildings on all sides.

PHOTOS: Lima's Working Class Beach

AP | FRANKLIN BRICENO | Posted 03.21.2013 | Travel

LIMA , Peru -- While Lima's elite passes its summer weekends in gated beach enclaves south of the Peruvian capital, the working class jams by the thou...

This Is Not An Infinity Pool...

Oyster | Posted 04.03.2013 | Travel

Hotels aren't always pursuing truth in advertising.

PHOTOS: Lima's Most Luxe Bathrooms

Oyster | Posted 10.31.2012 | Travel

At the end of a day of sightseeing and experiencing Peruvian nightlife, the best place to relax is in one of these luxurious bathrooms featuring everything from Jacuzzi tubs with expansive views to private saunas.

Treasure Hunter Plans Search For Pirate Booty On Desert Island

Posted 08.14.2012 | World

A British archeologist says he plans to lead an expedition to a deserted "treasure island" in the Pacific believed to hold more than $200 million in g...

4 Active International Vacations For Empty Nesters (PHOTOS)

Oyster | Posted 10.02.2012 | Travel

It may not be easy to let your kids fly the coup, but being an Empty Nester has its advantages -- especially when it comes to travel.

5 Free Things To Do In Lima

AP | FRANK BAJAK | Posted 06.21.2012 | Travel

LIMA, Peru -- The coastal Peruvian capital of Lima is home to a third of the country's population and most live in dusty barrios on a coastal desert w...

Lima's Unlikely Superhero

AP | FRANKLIN BRICENO | Posted 08.18.2012 | World

LIMA, Peru -- It's not easy being Superman. It only earns about $160 a month for Avelino Chavez, who dresses up daily as the caped hero....