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5 Quirky Traditions to Watch Out For On Your Peru Vacation

Random. Surprising. Frustrating. Strange.

If you've ever taken a Peru Vacation, one or all of these words will float into your mind sooner or later. If you were expecting to encounter life in the same form as back home, you'll be in for a shock. Why is Peru so different?

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5 Tips to Find the Coolest Artisan Jewellery

Artisan jewellery and Sundance jewellery are extremely beautiful and attractive because they stand out in the melee of today loud and formal accessories. They are beautiful because they are unique and lovingly made by the artisan one piece at a time. You find these pieces of exquisite jewellery when you visit the local markets at the most unexpected places.

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4 Peru Souvenir Ideas to Delight Your Friends and Family

A Peru vacation may seem like a nice time, but really it's a high pressure situation. Waiting for you back at home are your loved ones; you know if you return empty-handed you'll be confronted by ill-concealed looks of disappointment. Friends and family need souvenirs. Fact. But they don't just want something to put down amongst all the other foreign trinkets that they've been given, they are after something special. Something that they proudly show every time they invite guests over.

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4 Ways to Ensure a Unique Peru Vacation

If you want to find out how native Peruvians live and what is important to them, you'll have to look off the beaten track. Here are some suggestions for places and activities for tourists who want to encounter the native or 'indigenous' side of the country on their Peru tour or vacation.

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The Trans-Oceanic Highway of Peru - Benefits and Concerns

Connecting Acre, Brazil, a state in the Amazon, with the cities of Matarani, Ilo, and San Juan de Marcona which are located along Peru's southern coast is the Trans-Oceanic Highway. The highway is 3,400 miles long and basically entails the renovation of existing roads as well as the construction of new ones. The main purpose of the highway is to make it easier to get Brazilian goods to the Pacific coast and thereby the Asian market as well as facilitate the transfer of Asian products to the Atlantic coast, and consequently to the United States, Europe and Brazilian markets. It is anticipated that it will attract more tourists to the area. On the other hand, it has been a concern of environmentalists that the road will cause an increase in the destruction of the Amazon rainforest.

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Jamaica Travel Guide: Home of Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee

If you are a lover of coffee and want to travel to a beautiful locale, Jamaica is the perfect destination. Not only is it breathtaking, but you can celebrate your love of authentic Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee while you are there!

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Cusco and Puno Handicrafts

A visit to any museum market in Peru will demonstrate the great assortment of crafts and textiles, many of which come from the Puno and Cusco highlands areas. They are the result of centuries of development, with pre-Hispanic shapes merged with other symbols brought over by the Spaniards. Peruvian crafts and textiles have a complex and uniqueidentity with a touch of innocence in their native art.

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Choquequirao - The Secret Alternative to Machu Picchu

As the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu shakes under the footsteps of thousands of tourists daily, another equally impressive Inca ruin is lying silently in wait for hoardes of tourists to descend. Choquequirao is a Quecha word for "cradle of gold" and is located on a leveled hilltop 1,750 meters above the Apurimac River, surrounded by the towering snow-capped peaks of Yanama, Ampay, Choquetacarpo, Pumasillo and Panta. It consists of ruins of buildings and terraces from the ancient Inca civilization. It is over 4,000 acres in size and 30 to 40 percent of it is excavated. It can only be reached by foot and is a two-day hike from the trailhead, several hours by bus from Cusco.

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Travel to Kona, Hawaii, and Celebrate Your Love of Coffee!

As a coffee lover, you are probably already quite familiar with Kona Coffee, an expensive and exclusive type of coffee beans directly from Hawaii. Much of the reason that Kona coffee beans are so coveted is because they are grown in a small area in Hawaii, which has natural cloud cover, gentle afternoon rain, mild wind, and sunny mornings to further enhance the flavors of the coffee beans.

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Mixing Silver Charm Beads With Coloured Glass Beads Creates a Unique Bracelet

A personalised bracelet using the popular Murano glass beads can be made even more special by mixing in some engraved silver charm beads. Silver is one the most popular precious metals. As with other precious metals silver is ductile and malleable, which means that it can be drawn into wire or beaten into sheets and is therefore ideal for use in jewellery.

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