Peru’s minister of foreign commerce and tourism said Tuesday that the government is working on multiple fronts to re-open access to Machu Picchu within two months after flooding and landslides knocked out rail service to the country’s most popular tourist destination.
National Geographic magazine is listing Lake Titicaca among a dozen “Great Winter Escapes” for travelers from northern hemisphere, weary and frost-bitten from chillier-than-normal conditions.
Plans are afoot to illuminate nine of Lima’s under-appreciated pre-Inca archaeological sites for tourists by the end of 2010, Peru’s minister of Foreign Commerce and Tourism (Mincetur) announced Wednesday.
Originally published in South American Explorer (Number 68, Autumn 2002)
She is called La Señorita, a woman born during the last generation of a once-mighty Inca Empire in decline who lived to see her world overtaken by Spanish conquistadors.