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Posts Tagged ‘Candelaria festival’

National Holidays: Experiential Travel at Its Best

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 4 July 2012

The (northern hemisphere) summer holiday season is now well and truly upon us, complete with major celebrations. Independent travellers with a particular penchant for direct, deep and engaging discovery – something sometimes called experiential travel – of new lands and cultures often wrap their travel plans around these happenings. Here are some of our favourites.

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Inside The Candelaria Festival of Puno, Peru

  • Tyler Cole
  • 7 February 2011

Wandering around the streets of Puno packed with festival-goers in late January, I couldn’t help getting curious about the background of their venerated Virgin of the Candelaria. According to some, the Virgin of the Candelaria was a young lady whose spirituality protected the residents of Puno, Peru during an attack from Bolivia. To others, she…

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