Peru is indeed the perfect destination for your honeymoon

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Picture this: you’re relaxing in a natural health spa, enjoying a luxurious couple massage with your significant other, discussing the ancient temple you just visited with a personal guide, and anticipating tomorrow’s luxury train ride to the ancient citadel of MACHU PICCHU. For couples looking to combine elite luxury with light adventure and cultural exploration, Peru makes the perfect honeymoon pick.

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With a remarkable increase in luxury accommodations, a booming and acclaimed culinary scene, and the ability to visit ancient ruins, traditional villages, and imposing jungles with modern services and private guides accustomed to high-end service, Peru is an exotic, pampering, and value-oriented honeymoon destination. But what really completes Peru as a wonderful honeymoon selection is the romance. From watching the sun set into the ocean from the exquisite cliff-side parks in Lima (one of which is named Park of Love!); to the mystic mountains surrounding Machu Picchu, to the scenic serenity in the Scared Valley, Peru is for lovers.

As a diverse country, there are many places in Peru to consider for your honeymoon. Because most international flights arrive in Lima, couples should spend a couple nights in this modern city. Lima is home to some of the best restaurants in the country, and travelers can enjoy gourmet multi-course dinner and drinks for a third of the price (or less) of what it would cost in North America or Europe. Some recommended Lima restaurants include Rafael, Astrid y Gaston, and La Mar.

The trio of Cuzco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu should be the central hub of any Peru-based honeymoon package. Luxurious properties in Cuzco provide a pampering experience in renovated colonial structures that contain the charm of the past but with the comforts of a non-intrusive modern touch (such as heated floors), while the Sacred Valley allows for a few romantic nights of seclusion, and Machu Picchu offers a stunning show of man-made and natural beauty.

Those with more time should consider a visit to the Amazon. Just a 45 minute flight from Cuzco is the jungle town of Puerto Maldonado, a launching point for trips to remote Amazon lodges. There are several rustic luxury lodges in the area. However, those looking for pure comfort should head north to the town of Iquitos and the Amazon River. Here exclusive riverboats takes travelers deep into the rainforest, yet all with the comfort of an exquisite private room with panoramic windows and a chef on board to serve delicious Amazon meals.

And to top it all off, Peru has several luxury travel companies with in-country offices available to help you plan your dream vacation. An agency that specializes in Peru and luxury trips can be the perfect way to make your romantic international honeymoon become a reality.

Travel with you pet like a pro

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No matter, whether it is winter or summer season there is no need to leave your pet at home. Let us explain you how to take your pupil on vacation:

In the car:

  • Just like humans, feed them about three or four hours before the drive. Motion sickness isn’t just a human problem!
  • If you’re crossing state lines, bring along your pet’s rabies vaccination records just to ensure you have a copy on hand.

On the plane:

  • Different airlines have different rules when it comes to allowing pets in the cabin, so be sure to call ahead of time to find out.
  • Try to buy a carrier that takes up the least amount of space — and definitely don’t forget a luggage tag listing all of your information as well as any paperwork required.
  • There is one standout program when it comes to bringing pets on flights: JetBlue’s JetPaws offers members 300 points each time they board with their pets with a few additional conditions.

At the hotel:

  • Look for accommodations with pet perks, like Kimpton Hotel locations that accept all pets for zero charge, offer pet toys, beds, water bowls and even Doggy Happy Hours at a few select locations.
  • Some hotels give your pet the chance to stretch his or her legs with dog-walking routes or even on-campus dog runs like the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

8 Apps you cannot miss while travelling abroad

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Travelers used to carry along guidebooks about each place they were visiting when exploring the world, but now you can find all the information you need in the palm of your hand. There’s an app for virtually everything these days and many of them are designed to make traveling easier. Here are eight of our favorite apps for traveling abroad.

1. Viber
Viber is a must-have for communication abroad. The app allows you to text and call anywhere in the world for free when you’re connected to Wi-Fi. It works best when used to communicate with other Viber users, but it also contains a ViberOut feature that lets you call contacts in your phone even if they don’t want to download the app.

2. Tile
Tile is the ultimate app for those of us with a habit of misplacing things. Stick one of the eight Tiles on virtually any item you want, from keys and wallets to laptops, and the app can track it no matter where it goes. Tile uses Bluetooth technology to create a link between your Tiles and your phone so you have help finding the items you’ve misplaced. Your valuables are also vulnerable to theft when you travel, so Tile and other apps like it might be able to help you retrieve your possessions if they’re stolen.

3. SayHi Translate
Communicating with locals in a new environment can be tricky if you’re not a polyglot. SayHi Translate makes the transition from country to country easier by helping you translate your own words. Simply speak into your iPhone or iPad and the app will translate your words into the desired language and speak it back to you.

4. Amount
Currency conversion can be a tricky thing, but that’s not the only area in which numbers can be confusing in a new country. The Amount app is a unit and currency converter and not only helps you navigate monetary exchanges, but also categories like speed limits, fuel consumption, cooking measurements and even clothing sizes in case you want to buy a new outfit overseas. The interface is simple to understand and contains over 700 different units in over 30 categories.

5. Entrain
If you find yourself hopping airplanes a lot you probably know how hard it can be to adjust to a new time zone. When jet lag sets in on your trip you can find yourself wanting a nap in the middle of the day. Entrain helps combat this by delivering mathematically proven lighting schedules that’ll help you adjust to new time zones in a jiffy. The app records your lighting history and makes recommendations for you to adjust light levels around you throughout the day to help keep you moving.

6. Foodspotting
Photographs on a restaurant’s menu can often be misleading, so why not trust people who’ve eaten there instead? Foodspotting is an app where people can post pictures and reviews of dishes they’ve devoured at local eateries and it currently features over four million dishes. Use it to seek out the best meals in any foreign locale and find the dishes you want while also getting an actual representation of the food served on your phone.

7. Like a Local
Avoid the tourist traps and let Like a Local tell you where the real hotspots in town are located. As you can probably guess, the app lets real locals post reviews and insights about their favorite places in town for you to see. They’re picky about the locals they use, so you won’t be getting reviews from someone who’s only lived there a week.

8. SpeedSpot
Travelers who can’t stand the idea of not getting online during their travels should seriously consider downloading SpeedSpot. The app allows you to search for and test the Wi-Fi capabilities of local hotels, cafes and restaurants. No matter where you go you’ll never have to do without Internet access again.

No matter where your travels take you this summer, these apps should help you get the most out of your experience. Go ahead and give them a try and let us know your favorite travel apps in the comment section below!

How about quit your job and go travelling?

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If you want to grow and make the most of your twenties, do it somewhere overseas. You have your entire life ahead of you to work — and with the way the economy looks now, you’ll be working until you die. Why plow through your best years, hoping to spend your last years doing all the stuff you could have done better in your youth?

I say quit your job and travel the world. Discover yourself on the road. Become a better you. Here are all the reasons why you should quit your job and travel instead.

You don’t have money, but you don’t need it

Working at Wal-Mart or waiting tables isn’t going to pay your $100,000 student debt. If you’re unemployed or underemployed, traveling is a better option. You have nothing to lose. There are plenty of overseas jobs out there, and the Internet has made them easy to find. Teaching jobs or seasonal work abroad can be found very easily on websites like Helpx.net and Workaway.info.

Wait out the economic storm and come back with skills and experience for your career when there’s more opportunity.

Your skills aren’t going anywhere

Got an amazing job? Second in your class? Probably going to invent the next Facebook? Awesome. You’re a highly skilled, in-demand person. With natural talent like that you’ll be in demand in a year or two, too. Quit, travel, and get a job when you come back. After all, how many unemployed rocket scientists are there? Not many.

You’ll learn to talk with anyone

On the road, you have to talk to people. You either get good at making friends or you end up alone. Traveling the world will improve your ability to engage in small talk, turn strangers into friends, and be extroverted. The ability to form an instant rapport with someone you’ve never met will help you in both your professional and personal life.

It will put your day-to-day in perspective

You’ve hiked Mt. Everest. Gone on safari in Africa. Wined and dined a beautiful girl in Argentina. Backpacked around Australia and navigated unknown cities with ease. In short, you’ve become the most interesting man in the world. Crossing a few chores off your office to-do list looks a helluva lot less daunting when you’ve already knocked plenty of events off your bucket list.

It’s totally fine to spend all your money on travel!

 

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It turns out that it’s not whoever has the most stuff wins; it’s whomever has had the most experiences wins, and ends up being happier.

Say what? Aren’t we supposed to save all our money so we can keep up with having the newest of phones, TVs, and cars?

It turns out that while we used to think material things were the way to happiness, according to science, what will bring you the most lasting happiness are experiences — travel, outdoor activities, new skills, and visiting exhibitions.

We think because our brand new TV will last longer than a cruise to Bermuda, that the happiness we felt at purchasing the TV lasts longer, too. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case.

“One of our enemies of happiness is adaption,” says Dr. Thomas Gilovich, a psychology professor at Cornell University who’s been researching the correlation between money and happiness for decades. “We buy things to make us happy, and we succeed, but only for a little while. New things are exciting to us at first, but then we adapt to them.”

Because our new TV is right there, it makes it easier for us to adapt to it. But slowly, it starts to fade into the background as an electronic wallflower of our lives. Trips we took, and experiences we’ve had, start to become part of our identities.

Think about it: Which had a greater impact on you — that video game you got as a kid, or the family vacation you took to Greece? You know, the trip with stories that can still make you and your siblings laugh when reminiscing.

“Our experiences are a bigger part of ourselves than our material goods,” said Gilovich in the study “A Wonderful Life: Experiential Consumption and the Pursuit of Happiness,” published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology.

“You can really like your material stuff. You can even think that part of your identity is connected to those things, but nonetheless they remain separate from you. In contrast, your experiences really are a part of you. We’re the sum total of our experiences.”

Humans are highly social creatures, and meaningful social relationships contribute hugely in our happiness levels.

Gilovich continues, “One reason that experiential purchases tend to provide more enduring satisfaction is that they more readily, more broadly, and more deeply connect us to others.”

Our experiences make us who we are, connect us with other people, and bring us great amounts of happiness.

So, what’s stopping you? Take that money you’ve been putting towards a new couch and get on a flight for Thailand, sign up for a cooking class, or visit the next exhibition at a local museum. You’ll be much happier.

Mysteries of Nazca Lines

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In the late 1930’s and early 1940’s when commercial air travel was becoming more and more frequent, the world was being treated to another view of itself.  Ariel views of the world continue to captivate us ‘earth-walkers’ today but at that time, it all must have seemed so foreign.  Pilots flying over Peru’s desert region began reporting strange images and markings carved into the rough, wind swept crust.  This region however was quite remote and information traveled slow from this part of the world.

Eventually, scholars of all kinds descended upon the puzzling Nazca Lines to try and figure out what they meant and why they were made, while some tried to figure out how they were made.  Simply walking on the desert floor, one certainly lacks the vantage point that you get from the air or at least, a hill, which adds another element of mystery.  An example here is the Peru portion of the Pan-American Highway was built straight through the middle of a couple of them, and they didn’t even know they were there.  Did the ancient Nazca people have the ability to fly?

These scholars do agree on dating the creation of the Nazca Lines to between the fifth and seventh centuries AD.  Some of the lines are straight, like ‘ruler’ straight, and they go on for hundreds of metres and all seem to point to something, but what?  There are a few conflicting theories and one is that, as this area consists today of dry river beds, they were pointing to water sources, another is something celestial, another even describes them as a landing strip for alien aircraft.  Whatever theory you believe, it is a head-scratcher as how anyone could do something so precise with such primitive tools in such a harsh climate.

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Straight lines you say?  Big deal, so what?  Well it gets better and even more mysterious.  What would you say if you were looking down at this desert, one of the driest on the planet, and see a geoglyph of a giant spider, perfectly preserved, carved into the surface.  Hey? What then?  How about a monkey, a pelican, or a condor over a 130 meters tall?  Or a whale?

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Answer me this, how did someone in say, the fifth century, know what a whale looked like?  And even if he did know (I am assuming he, maybe a she, or an it, who knows?), how and why would he carry that image in his head back to the desert and carve it, from memory, free hand, into the rocky surface to the tune of say 40 meters wide, and what? keep running up to the nearest hill top to check his work?  The alien theory is starting to become the most believable theory isn’t it?

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There are so many baffling images here from flowers and trees, to fish and forest animals but perhaps the freakiest of all is the ‘Owl Man.’  So called because the image looks like a man but with an owl’s head.  It’s possible that the artist intended to draw a human, or, maybe the artist was an alien drawing a self portrait, and the image is quite accurate? Hmmmm, perhaps it’s the other way around, perhaps the humans were communicating to the aliens, drawing pictures of of the different lifeforms we have here on earth.  Makes sense, right?

From the town of Nazca, you can either book a land tour of the the Nazca Lines, or an ariel tour and either one will see you likely gravitate towards one of the many theories, or maybe make your own.  If you are inclined to remain on the ground, you won’t see as many, as the geoglyphs are found in a area of almost 500 square kilometres, but you’ll see some of the main ones.  For tourists, they have built some staircases with a viewing platform on top in some of the more strategic places, and you will be with a knowledgable guide and group.  If you are up for an adventure, you can book a 30-45 minute flyover.  Your pilot will take a very small group of about 4 or 5 people, and circle around for great photo opportunities.  Be warned, this is not a smooth flight and the turns are sharp but if you think you can stomach it, it’s well worth it.

5 reasons travel is good for your health

 

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Americans are forfeiting their vacation days, despite the stress, anxiety and other negative effects of not taking time off from work. In fact, a report by Project: Time Off, shows U.S. employees took about 16 vacation days in 2013, down from about 20 in 2000. Apart from depriving yourself the chance to enhance your productivity and work performance, avoiding taking a break can lead to stress overload and other potentially damaging effects on your health, experts say.

After all, vacations offer the chance to relax and restore overall well-being. But simply taking a hiatus from your demanding workday schedule isn’t enough. Traveling somewhere new can enable you to immerse yourself in new surroundings, boost your brain power and fully recharge. With this in mind, here are five reasons why traveling is smart for the mind, body and soul and expert tips for making the most out of your vacation days to rejuvenate and ensure a stress-free getaway.

#1 You’ll Recharge Emotionally and Increase Empathy

According to Wallace J. Nichols, author of “Blue Mind: The Surprising Science That Shows How Being Near, In, On, or Under Water Can Make You Happier, Healthier, More Connected and Better at What You Do” vacationing — especially near the water – can help us reset our emotions and actually increase compassion. “Often associated with feelings of awe and wonder, water can boost our empathy and compassion, our connection to ourselves and those we are with, and for many — from musicians like Pharrell Williams to neurologists like Oliver Sacks — it’s a steady source of creativity and insight,” he says.

#2 You’ll Get Back in Shape

While some may not describe vacations as an opportunity to escalate their fitness routines, travelers may be more active than sitting in an office chair all day. Tourists may walk as much as ten miles a day while sightseeing in Europe or visiting Disney World. Travelers may also be more inclined to try new activities while in a new place, like paddleboarding or hiking. There are also fitness-centric resorts that encourage guests to get fit and try new workouts to boost physical and mental health away from home.

#3 You’ll Engage in New Surroundings and Eliminate Stress

Traveling has many advantages, with stress relief topping the list, according to Dr. Margaret J. King, the director of the Center for Cultural Studies & Analysis, a think tank focused on the ideas, products and ideas that drive consumer decisions. ‘There are lots of psychological benefits from change of venue from home and work to ‘third places’ devoted to just experiencing the environment. With a short list of activities each day, freed up from the complexities of ongoing projects and relationships, the mind can reset, as does the body, with stress relief the main outcome. Humans thrive on novelty, and travel offers the complete package with new faces, sounds and sights,” she says.

#4 You’ll Wind Down and Rest Up

Little sleep mixed with high stress can lead to irritability and negative consequences on your cognitive performance and efficiency. Max Hirshkowitz, chairman of the board of the National Sleep Foundation says a vacation is a great opportunity to catch up on sleep. To feel more energized, the NSF recommends at least seven hours of sleep per night for adults. “Reserve that time,” he says. “Make it an important thing you need.”

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#5 You’ll Boost Your Mood

Many studies suggest that travel can improve our emotional state. A 2014 survey conducted by Diamond Resorts International found over three-quarters of respondents reported feeling happier when they planned a trip at least once a year. Dr. Leigh Vinocur, a certified physician and spokesperson for the American College of Emergency Physicians, isn’t surprised by the findings. “It’s hard to sit on a beautiful beach somewhere and ruminate about paperwork or deadlines. That is why over three-quarters of respondents to the Diamond Resorts International survey reported feeling happier when they regularly vacationed. Periodic and regular vacations while taking time for yourself and your family lowers your stress level and decreases the release of all those stress hormones that contribute to degrading our mental and physical health,” she says. Plus, studies show reminiscing about pleasant vacation memories may trigger happiness long after your trip.

Ultimate guide on how not to be ripped off while travelling

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Travel expenses can really add up. But they don’t have to be quite to hefty is you know how to work the system. Follow these ten tips to travel as cheaply as you can.

Avoid baggage fees. 

Depending upon the airline, you can pay $15 to $75 for the first checked bag, and more for overweight bags. When possible, pack lightly enough to carry on one bag, or fly airlines that still allow free checked bags (two bags for Southwest and one for JetBlue). Many airline frequent flier programs give members with a high status a free checked bag, so check your status.

Watch your hotel Wi-Fi. 

Hotels charge from $10 to $30 per day for in-room Wi-Fi. Set up a personal hot spot on your smart phone and use your cellular service to access Wi-Fi on other non-cellular devices. Some hotel chains offer free in-room Internet access to members of their loyalty programs, so ask in advance and sign up to take advantage of the offers.

Avoid paying double for rental car insurance.

Check your current car insurance policy to see if it covers your rental car. Don’t forget to call your credit card company to check their coverage of rental car insurance, too. Major credit card companies (including American Express, MasterCard, Discover, and Visa) offer protection if you use your card to pay for the rental.

Bring an empty water bottle with you through security at the airport.

Then, fill it up at a water fountain or ask a barista at a coffee shop to fill it up for you to avoid the overpriced water sold at airports. Pick up some snacks at a local corner store instead of hitting the hotel room mini bar, which can lead to expensive surprises on your final bill.

Review restaurant and hotel bills carefully

Mistakes often occur by accident, so be sure to go over every bill when you get it. It sounds obvious, but it can’t be repeated enough. And if there is a mistake, politely ask the staff to fix it. A polite request will go much further than an aggressive accusation.

Avoid paying transaction fees for using your debit or credit card overseas.

Check with your bank before you leave town. Some charge $5 per withdrawal, and an added 3% for all credit card purchases. Many credit cards and banks do not charge these fees. Avoid carrying a ton of cash around with you while abroad. Use your credit or debit card and go to ATMs for cash. Before you go call your bank and credit card companies to put a “travel alert” on your file detailing your travel plans, so they don’t think the foreign transactions are fraudulent and freeze your accounts.

Look out for tourist trap restaurants.

If you’re visiting a restaurant or attraction that has an online presence, Google it or search it on Yelp! to see what the locals say about it and to see if there are coupons available for some extra savings. Often restaurants run deals on Yelp! where if you “Check in” at that restaurant and review it, you get a free dessert or 15% off the total bill. If the reviewers say it’s a big tourist trap, steer clear.

Bring your own food for a long flight.

The in-flight meals are often expensive and disappointing, and everyone will drool over the takeout burrito you were smart enough to pick up en route to the airport.

Think ahead and pick up some nips.

Make sure they are three ounces or fewer to comply with TSA requirements. Bring the small bottles with you to avoid the $6 “cocktail” charge many domestic airlines charge for weak drinks.

Ask lots of questions and read the fine print before signing up for an organized tour

Questions to ask include: “Is tax included in the price? What can I expect to pay in tips? Any meals that are not included? Is alcohol included? Are all side trips/shore excursions included in the price, and if not, how much are they? What are your cancellation policies?” The point is, sometimes the tour is not worth the price, and it’s often cheaper to do it on your own — so be discerning.

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In the end, remember: Getting ripped off is often an unavoidable part of trouble. If it happens to you, learn from your mistakes, but don’t let it ruin your day.

Amazing facts about Inca culture you probably never heard of

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The Inca civilization was amazing in many ways. In little more than 300 years, the Incas created an empire that stretched from present-day Colombia through Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia to northern Chile and Argentina. In the 15th Century the Incas ruled over 250 separate peoples, and nine million people! Even more astonishing is that the Incas constructed 30,000 km of roads and all their majestic buildings without using animals, or even basic technology such as pulleys or wheels.

Quite something, I’m sure you’ll agree. And now, 15 more curious facts about the Incas:

Skull deformations

Did you know the Incas considered deformed skulls beautiful? They would wrap bandages tightly  around the heads of their children to purposefully deform their skulls by limiting growth in one direction. The Incas were not alone in this practice: ​​other cultures such as the Mayas, Makrokephaloi, Huns, Alemanni, Thuringians and Burgundians also deformed skulls for aesthetic purposes.

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Worn once, then burnt

Once upon a time the Sapa Inca, the king of the Incas, was traveling in a sedan chair through his kingdom. All those who appeared before him had to be barefoot; even the highest dignitaries had to bring symbolic gifts, to show deference. The Sapa Inca showed his indifference by sitting behind a barrier and refusing to address his audience directly. He only ever wore the same clothing once: After wearing, the used garments would be burned in a ceremony.

Guinea pig – an Inca speciality

Did you know that in addition to llamas, alpacas and ducks, guinea pigs were also kept as pets, and eaten too? This traditional dish has survived to this day: Cuy, grilled guinea pig, is still a popular dish in Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia.

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Skull surgery

In 15th Century Europe, kills were often quick and clean. Death by the hand of an archer was often so swift, the victims never felt a thing. Likewise, a powerful blow with a sword could lead to a quick demise, assuming the swordsman knew his craft. In South America, however, the forging of iron was still unknown: Death came mostly via clubs or slingshots. Often a dispute between Inca warriors ended not with death but severe head trauma, leading to prolonged agony. For this reason, the Incas developed the practice of opening skulls of the living to heal wounds.

Interesting fact: A study examining Inca skulls revealed that every sixth skull had a hole! It seems that most patients survived this surgery without major complications, thanks to the Incas’ remarkable skill in this unique type of treatment.

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The Inca bone

Another interesting bit of trivia: Did you know that there is a bone in the human body that not everyone has? It’s called the Inca bone.

Loyalty through education

In order to retain the loyalty of subjugated tribes, the Incas implemented a similar policy to the Romans: Children of the conquered tribes’ leaders were moved to the capital, Cusco, where they were educated in elite Inca boarding schools.

Skulls as drinking vessels.

Did you know that the skulls of defeated chiefs were used as drinking vessels? The best known victim of this practice is Atahualpa, who after a long and violent power struggle against his brother Huascar in 1532, had his skull transformed into a drinking jar.

Earlobes to the shoulders

Did you know that Incas stretched their earlobes so much, they hung down to their shoulders? Interestingly, the Spanish name for the Incas at the time was Orejones, which means “big ears”.

Polytheism

The Incas were polytheists, which meant they had several gods. The most important was Inti, the Sun God. His wife, the Moon Goddess, took over his duties by night.

Inca Whispers

Did you know that the Incas developed a sophisticated postal system? They used chains of runners to relay messages. These fast-footed news couriers were stationed in pairs, one sleeping while the other awaiting news, so somebody was always on duty. Since the Incas had no writing system, the runners had to learn the messages by heart, like a story being passed on from one person to the other. You might call it an early form of Chinese Whispers!

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Did you know that one study found no sign of deficiency or malnutrition in Inca corpses?

Quipu

You may have heard that the Incas developed a form of communication called Quipu, which was woven into textiles. But did you know that it’s still unknown whether it was used to convey information in writing, numbers or both?

No Taxes

Did you know that the Incas and no money and therefore no taxes? Instead, they developed a system to distribute all their resources, and allocated value instead to the hours they worked.

Polgamy

Did you know that while Inca nobles were allowed many wives, farmers had to be monogamous?

Qeswachaka- the 1500-year-old suspension bridge

Did you know the Inca-built suspension bridge, Qeswachaka, is rebuilt every year? All local communities help out, as they did in Inca times – the women weaving the grass ropes, the men using the ropes to construct the bridge. While the bridge is built, women are not allowed nearby, as this is considered bad luck!

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Travel smart to Geneva with Important Travel Tips

Switzerland, truly a paradise on earth! Breathtakingly beautiful, scenic attractions, serene countryside, wineries, chapels, and many more attractions enthrall visitors coming to Geneva, one of the cities in Switzerland. Remarkable tourist facilities available here is another factor that makes this destination preferable. Besides picturesque locations, vibrant nightlife also makes the place happening. The destination has also gained recognition on the global front due to the UN international cooperation center with New York, its diplomacy and renowned Geneva Convention. Although the place is famous as a tourist destination, it has also gained immense repute being one of the eight most respected financial centers in the world. Visitors are awe struck to see the nature’s bounty spread all around the city. These days, several flights to Geneva are available by leading carriers.

Travel experts recommend keeping certain travel tips in mind before traveling to Geneva. These tips will help visitors to enjoy their vacation in a much better way. Though, any time of the year is suitable to travel to this magnificent destination, summer months i.e. July and August are considered to be the best time to travel to this chic and graceful Swiss city. Since less crowds flock to the city during spring and autumn seasons, many visitors find this time to be suitable for their travel. During this time, they can also get inexpensive flight tickets to reach here.

During peak season, that is, during the summer months, it is difficult to get accommodation at the last moment. Hence, it is advisable to reserve a room well in advance and avoid any disappointment later. Just like cheap ticket airline, budget accommodation is also available. Visitors traveling on a tight budget can book room in such accommodations.

The natural splendor of the city is globally renowned. Surrounded by Lake Geneva, the view of majestic Jura and Alps mountains adds serenity and calmness to the place. If one wishes to explore them, it is better taking help of a local tourist guide. Also, the city is not too vast hence can be explored easily. To visit countryside, renting a car would be a perfect idea. It will help visitors to see the area as per their convenience. They can stop midway to appreciate the beauty of nature and enjoy the place immensely.

Take guidance from tour operators to know more about the place. They can visit the old town and see old mansions all around. The natives of the city have a unique fondness for flowers and one can see a riot of color in their homes.

To understand the history associated with the Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, the Olympic Museum, the Lausanne Vivarium and the Musée de l’Elysée, assistance from a tourist guide should be taken. To explore all these unique architectural splendor, one should immediately book seat on any of the cheap flights to Geneva and reach here.
Honeymooners find this place simply amazing and they can buy cheap tickets to Geneva to reach here and enjoy quality time with their spouse.

Rome Travel Tips

Rome is one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe. There ancient city offer great attractions and activities. Here the styles of art is different, it is fascinating and mighty. And also Rome is the most important city of the western antiquity and the cradle of the European civilization, where the past and the present is blended in perfect harmony. The most unique features of this old world city such as magnificent thrill of centuries of turbulent history, natural occurrence, architectural jewelry from the history’s greatest artists makes traveler in love with Rome.

Rome is truly an open-air museum, a city that has retained a real architectural uniformity; here, no changes due to industrialization and modernization, but a city that retains much of its charm. No wonder you can enjoy a day walking among the temples, squares, stores, bell-towers and more those will create a memorable and unforgettable images on travelers’ mind.

Theaters, Temples and spas next to stunning monuments gave the city a steady growth and a dazzling brightness that concluded in the decay of so great empire. Christian Rome is born then, and the city wearing Renaissance and Baroque art.

Born on seven hills (Capitoline, Quirinal (Quirinale), Esquilino, Viminale, Celia, Palatine, and Aventine), criss-crossed by the River Tiber, Etruscan settlement of brave warriors and powerful imperial metropolis, Rome (founded in 753 BC) is today proud of its immense historical and cultural heritage.

At present, Roma is divided into two fundamental areas: the interior, or historical center, surrounded by the walls of Aurelius, built at the end of the third century AD to fence the area of the Seven Hills, and the area of neighborhoods or suburbs.

In the communal territory of Rome is the State of Vatican City, headquarters of the papacy of the Catholic Church, recognized as independent state by the Italian government in 1929 by the Lateran Pacts. It has a surface of 42 m2. and approximately 1,000 people live there. The majestic Dome of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the largest in the world, stands on the horizon of the city.

The best time to visit Rome is in April, May, October and November. During these seasons, the landscape of the fields that surround the city is fascinating, the temperatures are pleasant. The visitor should try to avoid August, as this is the month in which the majority of Italians take their holiday and consequently many shops are closed. Although winter can be very cold, the sun appears frequently, there are less people and prices fall considerably.