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Views 30 Abr On staying put or travelling and the benefits of a little bit of water…
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Most people I’ve met through my Spanish language school AMAUTA are travellers. They come to Buenos Aires, mostly at the start of their journey, to learn or improve their Spanish and after a few weeks they move on to explore other parts of Argentina and some even the rest of Latin America.

I am more of a go-to-somewhere-new-and-hang-out-there-for-a-while kind of girl. I wanted to write my first book here and therefore I arranged for a place to stay for four months because whenever I travel, I get distracted and distraction was not what I thought I needed.

On staying put or travelling and the benefits of a little bit of water

But being among travellers does something to you. It has to do with the remarkable stories, splendid facebook pictures and the sparkle in their eyes when they talk about their adventures. Some of my friends went on extended weekends to the Iguazu waterfalls and/or Uruguay during their time at Amauta and came back beaming. ‘I am here to stay’, I thought at first. ‘No need to leave and get all worked up about a World Heritage Site (Colonia del Sacramento in Uruguay) or the most magnificent cascades of the southern hemisphere.’ But it didn’t last. I succumbed. ‘A trip or two won’t harm me’, I told myself when I booked my trip to Iguazu. And of course it didn’t.
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Views 04 Abr An expat’s guide to Cusco, Peru: an interview with Richard Nisbet.
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Cusco is often called the “Navel of the World”; at least it was to the Inca’s, who made it their capital from where the four regions of their empire stretched for 1000 of miles. Richard Nisbet, an expat, author and Cusco connoisseur also calls it his home. Ever since he first visited Cusco back in 1975 he has been in an ongoing love affair with this extraordinary city. Nowadays, he only returns to the United States to visit family and friends from time to time.

Recently he wrote a book, ‘Cusco Tales’, which narrates his life story and adventures in this magical city that never seems to stop surprising you. You can purchase his book online on Amazon.com or over the counter at Paddy’s Pub, Jack’s Café, the Santa Catalina bookshop or the South American Explorers’ Club, all located in Cusco.

An expat’s guide to Cusco, Peru: an interview with Richard Nisbet

I started the interview by asking Richard about his Cusco favorites, and he didn’t hesitate enthusiastically share his recommendations. His new favorite restaurant is Limo, with some outstanding if unusual Peruvian – Japanese fusion meals overlooking the main Plaza de Armas. His favorite bar is Paddy’s Pub (good chance you will find him there if you like to have a chat). As for pizzerias, his pick is Mayupata in the Sacred Valley town of Ollantaytambo, which is also his favorite nearby city escape. Another destination he likes is Tipon, home to an archeological site where the Inca’s worshipped the water abundant in this National Park.

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