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Yet More to see and do in Cuzco

Getting Lost - Amanda - March 4, 2014

Cuzco is a city that is blessed with so many ancient sites. With Machu Picchu on its door step, there is much to see and do in Cuzco both in the city itself and in its surrounding country side. Definitely the most exciting spectacles of the city are connected to its Incan past. People come from all over the world to walk the 24 mile Incan Trail to the ancient mountain city of Machu Picchu. This hike takes visitors across a variety of country side and truly connects them to the region. While visiting Sacsayhuamán brings visitors, inside Cuzco itself, face to face with Inca buildings. Yet more to do in Cuzco includes:


Northwest of Historic Center | Cuzco

Though often over shadowed by Machu Picchu, Sacsayhuamán is well worth a visit too. An ancient Incan Towered fortress Sacsayhuamán richly displays the exquisite Incan masonry while also provided wonderful vista views over the city of Cuzco. From the onset visitors to this fortress are besieged with questions, such as how the mammoth pieces of rock were actually placed in the proper positions? Other special things to see inside the fortress include the Inca throne room, the Esplanada – which is a parade platform where revelers of the Raymi Festival of the sun gather. Nearby to Sacsayhuamán is Tambomachay, which is a spring that was the bathing ground for the Incan elite. Sacsayhuamán is approximately 2 miles northwest of Cuzco’s city center; it can be reached by a 25 minute strenuous walk from Plaza de Armas. A tourist ticket, which provides access to 15 other Cuzco attractions, costing around $48 dollars US is required to enter the site. Sacsayhuamán is open Monday through Saturday from 8 am to 6 pm.

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Cusco-Aguas Calientes Railway

The most famous hike in Peru, if not in South America, is the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. A hearty four day hike the Inca trail will take you across miles and miles of different terrain and fantastic scenery. Travelers always rave about the wild life, the porters, the scenery, the challenge, and the cultural highlights they enjoy making the trip. Only 500 people are allowed on the Inca Travel at any one given time as to maintain it. Still though walking the trail will give you plenty of opportunity to meet other like minded travelers. Walking the Inca Trail requires trekkers to acquire a permit and to hire a licensed tour operator to lead their trip. A reputable service to use is Aventours.

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More Reasons to Visit London

Getting Lost, Stories and Travel Info - Amanda - November 5, 2013

Home of the Summer Olympics of 2012, a thousand and one pubs, the Queen’s residence… this is London, England one of the world’s preeminent destinations. Reasons to come here are vast and personal to each person, but in a celebration of this city’s never ending energy and cosmopolitan vibe we will celebrate a few of them here. Still more reasons to visit London include.


Speaker’s Corner
Every Sunday Hyde Park in London hosts a weekly event called Speaker’s Corner. As the title alludes to Speaker’s corner is a chance for each and every person to speak their mind. A vastly entertaining event varied people – some well educated, some not – stand on milk crates speaking on topics dear to them which often connect to religion and politics. The joy of this event is learning about varied topics and doing some people watching while listening to the crack pots rant. What gives the event additional colour is that the talks are two sided as people from the crowd also involve themselves shouting things out. A trip to London will not glimmer quite as much as it can without a trip to speaker’s corner.

Camden Town
Bohemian London starts and ends in Camden Town. Filled with various markets and shops people descend to this part of the city to purchase funky clothes: goth, mod, eletroinca, rocker, jewelry, crafts, music, books and anything else the mind can think of. Camden has long been a location where many of London’s most up and coming bands play. There is also a great theatre and art scene here too.

West End Theatres
A trip to London needs time spent in the city’s second to none theatre district. From the classics – like Shakespeare and Dickens, to the avant garde – like Samuel Beckett – any variety of theatre is performed here. People often look to the cheaper ticket wholesalers around Leister Square to secure themselves cheaper tickets to the show.  Seeing performances in, the world famous, west end theatre district is definitely one of the main reasons for visiting London.

Pub Life
People come to London to sit in a pub and watch the evening go by. There is no place that celebrates the pub to the same extent and enjoys so feverishly a good old drink after work on the week day than the pubs across England and in London. People come to the pubs to watch sports and spend their leisure time. More so than anywhere else the pub is a respected place to gather and not seen as a den of vice. When you come to London you have to get down to the good old pub too, and have a pint of the famous – if not tasty – English bitters.

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Day Trips from Tampa, Florida

Getting Lost, Stories and Travel Info - Amanda - July 14, 2013

If you’re in Tampa there is plenty to do within the city’s confines, like seeing the Florida Aquarium and Busch Gardens – but have you ever considered stepping away from the city and exploring a little more of Florida? There is much nearby to Tampa that you can take in that is less than a 100 miles away. Central Florida is geographically packed with different museums to visit, quaint American towns, and Orlando isn’t far from Tampa either. Different day trips from Tampa include.

A fine example of a smaller, culturally filled American town is Bradenton. Nearby Shaw Point was actually discovered by the explorer, Hernado De Soto, who initially discovered Florida. Down town Bradenton is fascinating exploration of Florida living with shops, restaurants, museums and a great beach all in near succession to one another.  The Bradenton Village of the Arts in worth the trip here in of itself as varied artists have collected here to form one of America’s most beloved art communes. Artists work inside of their homes, many of which are open for visitors to come in and look at the art works on display and view an artist at work.

The Salvador Dalí Museum
St Petersburg Florida – not St Petersburg Russia… or any other European city – has the world’s most comprehensive collection of works by the Spanish artistic genius Salvador Dali. One of the forerunners of surrealistic painting and an icon of 20th century art any visitor to this Salvador Dali Museum here in St Petersburg will leave effected. The Salvador Dali Museum is one of the highest visited tourist sites in Florida.


Converse to what many might think Florida is not just a state known for its bounty of sunshine, but also for some intriguing art filled towns. Naples Florida is one such town. With a cultural hub situated around Cambier Park – a park that puts on loads of free plays, weekly films, and varied art installations at the Liebig Art Center – art lovers will find artistically whatever their heart desires. Getting back to traditional Florida fair, be sure as well to enjoy the great beaches for a little fun in the sun while in Naples too.

Everglades City
If you ever had an interest in experiencing the Florida everglades and the 10,000 tiny islands that make them up then a visit to Everglades City is fantastic starting point. With numerous tour companies, and boat rental outfits Everglades city will give you your best chance to see the exotic animals and plant life that can be found in the Florida Everglades. While you’re spending some time in the actual Everglades City be sure to take a wander down Main Street and check out the historic town hall and court house.

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