Although Internet traffic is saturated during these quarantine days, and as much as we would like to recommend real books, instead of online resources, we have no choice but to opt for the latter, since currently there are no open bookstores nor e-stores with home delivery.
So, accepting reality, but recognizing the virtues of modernity, we suggest (when the time is correct) to take a look at the following sites that keep treasures of our country in a virtual way.
For museum lovers, there are five options within the Google Arts & Culture platform, with collections of avant-garde photography, art from all the historical periods of the country, incredible collections of ceramics, textiles and so on, because Peru is rich in all cultural manifestations.
For those who prefer to be outdoors, there is a free walk through Machu Picchu with the popular Google Street View.
Whereas if you are a fan of archeology and like to look for signs of possible hidden treasures, especially before getting looted by raiders, you can try to find evidence through satellite images. The GlobalXplorer project by Sarah Parcak and National Geographic give you the power to visualize places where there is speculation that there are valuable archaeological remains. (At this precise moment there are no openings to participate as a volunteer in the project, but it is always interesting to see how it develops and what the methodology to become an archeologist from (cyber) space is.
On the other hand, there are also citizen science projects where you can help biologists to identify species from the Amazon rainforest. Our friends at Rainforest Expeditions have an online platform where you can participate in them (although at the moment there are no tasks to perform, oops!). They are constantly loading images that require analysis and you can find out how it is done to be ready as soon as the opportunity presents itself.
Meanwhile, I can recommend the videos of the first camera installed in a Harpy Eagle’s nest. I really like clip # 7 (out of 36), but if you want to see them all and if any one becomes your favorite, you can tell us to suggest it too.
Now, nothing is complete without a Netflix documentary, right? Well, this one will do the magic.
Long ago we made our first books & films recommendations (several available online today) and put them in another article (click on the previous link). We are sure that several of them will be to your liking.
Now, we would also like to echo the 5 recommendations of our friends from Alternative Peru, and to end by saying that if you already had a trip booked, do not cancel it, just postpone it, because dreams are never canceled, they just wait for conditions to occur.