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Peru is a country with diverse geography and ecology: from beaches to mountains, arid coastal deserts to the lush amazon rainforest. Machu Picchu is located in the midst of all of this, perched on a mountain ridge in the high-altitude cloud forest, at around 2,400m.a.sl. (7,870ft.a.s.l.). Because of its location, elevation and the ecosystem surrounding it, Machu Picchu has quite a unique set of conditions, which means that what you wear can really affect your experience there.

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Everything you need to know about visiting Machu Picchu.

Now lockdown is over in most places, including Peru, we can start moving towards “normality” again. And part of “normality” is travel planning! Machu Picchu is a very popular tourist spot, attracting millions of visitors annually (well, at least before the pandemic) to Peru. For most, a visit to Machu Picchu is a once in a life time experience, so here are all the essential tips to ensure your trip goes off without a hitch.

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Waste seems to be the bane of 21st century life. Even with the reduction in popularity of single use plastics and fast fashion, most of us still produce far more waste than we would like to. We send our recyclables to the recycling centre, make eco-bricks with discarded plastic bottles and wrappers, and compost vegetable waste, but what to do with old, damaged and unused clothes?

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Find out what's going on in Peru as the country, its people and especially the tourism industry tries to recover from the effects of the pandemic and a 6 month State of Emergency and lock down in much of the country. We will update the blog on a weekly basis with any significant changes to rules and status of the lockdown.

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Your next journey is coming soon and you like to pack light: just the essentials. You will not only be hiking but going out for dinners and possibly going to clubs or bars after your long hikes, so every item must be multi-purpose and durable, in order to see you through your entire trip.

If are a minimalist backpacker, you’ll love alpaca wool! 

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