3. Ayacucho, Peru…

Want somewhere a little more peaceful, but still utterly breath-taking? Ayacucho is the place. South America is staunchly Catholic, so there are plenty of religious events going on, and Ayacucho is known for its festivities which start on Palm Sunday and last until Easter Monday. It’s a little quieter than Seville and Jamaica, but there’s big markets, fireworks, processions and even excellent reenactments of the Easter story – and the town divides nicely into loud, vibrant and excitable crowds, and quiet, reflective areas.

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