Monthly Archives: March 2015

The Sacred Valley was the heartland of the Incan Empire, nestled high in the eastern slopes of the Andes along the upper reaches of the Urubamba River valley near Cuzco. The Urubamba River, a major tributary to the Amazon River, … Continue reading

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Peruvian culture, a continuum of thousands of years, is marked by the rise of powerful empires that developed highly organized religious systems, agriculture, advanced astronomy, refined engineering and masterful artistic expressions in metallurgy, pottery and stone carving. The earliest cities … Continue reading

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While many people travel to Machu Picchu for its scenic value and historical relevance, this type of trip can be a wonderful way to experience Peruvian flavors. When visiting Peru, be sure to try the delectable Peruvian food that makes the country so noteworthy. … Continue reading

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The Inca city of Machu Picchu tells a fascinating story about the history and traditions of Peru. Constructed in the early 1400s A.D., the city rises majestically 8,000 feet above sea level into the clouds at the juncture of the Andes … Continue reading

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The food of a particular region or nation offers intriguing clues to its history. Peruvian cuisine and its ingredients reflect the South American country’s global interactions over the centuries, from the indigenous dishes that preceded Peruvian food as we know it to … Continue reading

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Peruvian drinks have a wide range of flavors. Some are sour, some are sweet, but they are all delicious. Visitors toPeru who sample a variety of drinks usually come home with new favorites. These are a few top picks among locals and … Continue reading

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When a person samples Peruvian dishes for the first time, the most common reaction is surprise at how unique the flavors are. Such statements are typically followed by an inquiry about what spices are in the dishes. Peruvian flavors are as unique … Continue reading

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As early as 2011, The Wall Street Journal declared Peruvian food as the next big thing. The exotic yet pleasing fusion of flavors in ceviches, anticuchos and other popular Peruvian dishes can be attributed to the melding of Spanish, African, Asian and … Continue reading

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Succulent beef strips marinated in soy sauce flavored with fresh ginger and spicy aji amarillo chilies, then stir-fried Chinese style and served with sweet potatoes, blend the clean flavors of Chinese cooking with the hearty indigenous ingredients of Peruvian cuisine. … Continue reading

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There are several fascinating festivals in Peru every year. These festivals are an important part of Peruvian culture, which visitors to the country fall in love with immediately. These are a few of the top festivals. Inti Raymi The ruins of Sacsayhuamán near … Continue reading

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