Are you planning a trip to Peru? Before you hike Machu Picchu, kayak the Amazon River or eat ceviche in Lima, you’ll want to be prepared for a variety of health risks. Take it from someone who suffered through food poisoning, altitude sickness, and painful mosquito bites that you want to be prepared for the worst to have the best experience traveling in South America.
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At the start of Lucy, the Luc Besson-directed sci-fi thriller starring Scarlett Johansson, she is pushed into delivering a drugs package to a five-star hotel in Taipei. Her boyfriend is gunned down outside, and she is forcibly escorted to a suite, where she’s operated on, and thereafter develops superhuman powers. I’m staying in that hotel, the chic and elegant Regent Taipei, and although nothing nearly this dramatic happens while I’m here, I do wonder why Hollywood has taken so long to discover such a cinematic city.