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  • Argentineans and their ” mate “

    The first thing you will notice when arriving in Argentina is that many people are drinking from strange tea cups with a metal drinking straw. What is that all about? Why do all people carry a thermos with them and are so addicted to drinking this special tea? Well, let´s find out!

    Mate, pronounced as mah-tay, is the essence of Argentina. It is a cultural practice that transcends the barriers of social class, ethnicity and occupation in Argentina. Young, Old, Indigenous, European, Rich, Poor, Modern, and Old fashioned all take up this cultural tradition. This mate is not seen just as a special drink, but as an elaborate ritual. The purpose of this ritual is to share it amongst your friends, family, coworkers or even total strangers.


    Tres Cruces

    Tres Cruces, Cusco - PeruThey call it a phenomenon of some sort and I was surprised that I did not know about this sooner than I did. After living in Peru for over a year you get to a point where you feel pretty knowledgeable on what is around, and certainly what is worth seeing. I did not know about Tres Cruces or the awe-inspiring sunrise that I was in store for. It was a bit of an adventure in and of itself just to get there. Located a little over 4 hours outside of Cusco, journeying to this site is an adrenaline rush all on its own. The road structures are still a bit unsteady with one-way roads that are not completely paved. I survived by closing my eyes through most of the ride, and kept my focus on the sunrise that I knew was at the end of this treacherous road.



    WORLD DAY OF TOURISM!On September 27th, 2008 Cusco will begin it’s WORLD DAY OF TOURISM! This is a wonderful event that will last for a week for all to enjoy. There will be festivals, fireworks, and daily events throughout the city for all who are traveling and want to participate. Take part in the local cuisine, the dances, the souvenirs and the parades and be a part of something special! All are welcome to join in. This event is being sponsored by private and public institutions throughout the city and will host local events throughout the day and into the evening. Most of the festivities will be taking place in the main square, Plaza de Armas. So if you are looking for something fun to do that you can only experience in Cusco, Peru, head over to the Plaza on September 27th and get involved in all that this amazing city has to offer.