Health & Safety | How to Peru

Drinking Water in Peru: Safe or Unsound?

Having received a handful of conflicting opinions on a previous post about tap water in Peru, it seemed that a follow-up article was in order So, I decided to throw the question out to some of the top English-language bloggers in...


Drugs in Peru: The Laws of Possession

According to Article 299 of the Peruvian penal code, possession of drugs is not punishable if possessed for personal and immediate consumption in quantities not exceeding: two grams of cocaine hydrochloride five grams...


Government Travel Registration Services

Many government-run websites provide a free travel registration service, letting you register your upcoming trip to a foreign destination The potential benefits of travel registration are worth the few minutes spent completing...

The view from Machu Picchu

How High is Machu Picchu and What’s the Risk of Altitude Sickness?

Here’s the good news: the archaeological site of Machu Picchu is just below the minimum height at which altitude sickness can occur The central point of Machu Picchu sits at about 2,430 meters (7,970 feet) above sea level,...

Seat on a Cruz del Sur night bus

How Safe are Night Buses in Peru?

Night buses in Peru are often unavoidable, as many bus companies schedule their departures to run overnight, especially for trips of eight hours or more And even when there is a choice, many backpackers choose to travel overnight...

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