Anyone who has met Nick Stanziano, a co-founder of SA Expeditions, knows he is a talker. So when we had the opportunity to share some Peru travel insights and information with the Amateur Traveler podcast, we knew just who to send.
The Amateur Traveler is an award winning blog featuring a weekly hour-long travel podcast. During his interview, Nick discusses the history of Peru, must-see destinations, and shares insights into Peruvian culture.
You can visit the Peru podcast page here
Here’s a cheat sheet for topics throughout the conversation. For further information on specific topics, the links take you to our relevant blog articles.
3:00 – What brought Nick to Peru
4:30 – Early Human Civilizations in Peru ““Mesopotamia of the Americas”
6:50 – Inca Trail discussion
7:30 – Must see locations during a week in Peru; focus on Cuzco, Machu Picchu, and the Sacred Valley
10:20 – Combining a visit to Machu Picchu with the Amazon in 10-15 days
11:00 – Lake Titicaca and Colca Canyon
11:39 – Lima discussion
13:00 – Why Nick ended up in Peru
15:00 – What would surprise a first time visitor to Peru?
16:20 – Overlooked places to visit in the Sacred Valley
22: 50 – What “traditional” lifestyle means in the Andes
26:15 – Modern attractions in Peru; focus on Lima
27: 40 – What the guidebook got wrong about Peru
28:55 – What to eat in Peru
30:20 – Restaurants in Lima
31:20 – Eating guinea pig, cuy
32:55 – Peru travel cautions; focus on altitude
35:55 – Most beautiful places in Peru
38:00 – What makes you say “Only in Peru”
40:00 – Peru as a growing economy
41:50 – Three words to describe Peru
42:05 – How to learn more about traveling to Peru