Monthly Archives: January 2016

As Lent approaches each year in Peru, the people of the country celebrate with a week of festivities called “Carnaval.” There are parties, dancing and bright colors. In history, people were required to throw out their rich foods and alcohol before … Continue reading

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What better way to experience the high Andes of Peru than rolling through the heart of the Incan empire in a 1920s-era luxury train? Travelers can embark on the Andean Explorer at Cuzco and travel southeast through the Andean highlands to the … Continue reading

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Peru has an enticing coastline, which offers plenty of options for sightseeing and recreation. However, this ample access to the water also has a strong influence on Peruvian cuisine. In fact, Peruvian seafood is renowned around the world for its fresh … Continue reading

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Peruvian food became a big trend in the last few years. Traditional dishes, Andean-inspired recipes and thePeruvian restaurant were hailed as the new thing. However, there is nothing faddish about this hot trend that is still going strong after several years. The … Continue reading

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Trujillo, founded by the Spanish in 1534, is one of the most populous cities in Peru. It lies in the Moche River valley above the river’s confluence with the Pacific Ocean in the northern part of the country. The capital city … Continue reading

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Peru is a great destination for backpacking and luxury travel. The beaches are also good choices for surfing and swimming. This country has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. When planning to visit, there are several important considerations and packing … Continue reading

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The spectacular Madre de Dios, a biologically rich rainforest of more than 30,000 square miles, forms a major portion of the Amazon River basin in southeastern Peru. This ecologically rich area borders Bolivia and Brazil and is also a state, or … Continue reading

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La Costanera Restaurant, located south of San Francisco at Montara Bay, serves a modern interpretation of traditional Peruvian food. Chef Carlos Altamirano uses his native knowledge of classic Peruvian dishes and flavors in his menu of fresh and exciting soups, … Continue reading

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When the weather gets hot, most people think about firing up the grill. While a barbecue is a popular summer pastime, standing over a fire in the summer sun is not actually all that fun. The good news is that … Continue reading

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At the start of each new year, Peru is filled with exciting events and festivals. It is a great time to visit the area, experience the eclectic mixture of culture, and taste some delicious Peruvian food. Between the religious holidays and … Continue reading

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