South America

A Wheelchair User’s Guide to Arequipa, Peru

Peru’s “White City” offers picturesque European architecture with a backdrop of volcanos. Don’t worry—the volcanoes aren’t too active. The last small eruption happened in 1985. Volcanos aside, the friendly locals, quiet atmosphere, and delicious cuisine mean that there’s a lot to love about Arequipa. However, the city has a long way to go with being …

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Elevation in Machu Picchu: Combating Altitude Sickness

If you’re heading to Peru, a trip to Machu Picchu is likely on your bucket list. And if you’ve done a wee bit of research, you’ve probably encountered horror stories of people experiencing altitude sickness. Also called acute mountain sickness, altitude sickness can cause an array of symptoms. So, you might be wondering—is the elevation …

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