To Peru in a Whirlwind

Peru

Overthink, and You May Never See Machu Picchu Is Peru safe for tourists? Photo credit: M. Ciavardini While sipping some coca tea in a small shop in Pisac, I finally have a moment to rest—having taken two planes and a…

Long Weekend in Machu Picchu: Getting There

Residents of Pisac, Peru

To Peru and Back in Less than Five Days We step out of the Cusco airport—not named anything with the word Cusco in it—and walk into a National Geographic story. The short, old women with the skirts, the knee-length stockings,…

Practical Picchu

Machu Picchu, Peru

What You Need to Know before Heading to Peru The weather at Machu Picchu is temperamental: cloudy one minute, sunny the next. How to cope? Layer your clothing. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini Fresh from a long weekend spent ascending Machu…