Curious picture of the day : Saint Martin of Porres

Few days ago was celebrated an special mass in honor of the first black saint of the new world and born in Peru , San Martin de Porres, in the picture not only can be seen the big crowd of devoted men from his existing cofrady (ancient type of colonial organization that a-group slaves that…

Craving for a burger? do it the right way – Miraflores, Lima

Heavenly food! A couple of days ago I was craving for a burger since breakfast time (I’m almost 9 weeks pregnant, so maybe that explains the situation better). The problem was that I didn’t want a regular American franchise burger, I was looking for something mire specific , something artisanal and flavorful. Coincidentally, that day…

The Gold Museum of Bogota – Colombia

  This museum has been on my bucket list for ages. In my country (Peru) there is one Gold Museum, a display of 1 floor that offers a look into the cultural wealth of ancient civilizations in that area of South America. Since long I had a great curiosity for this other one, I was described to…

Crazy market traffic on Sunday , Ica – Peru

I can’t imagine a Sunday market with really bad traffic, is like a rose without thorns… In my city Lima, markets are busy, they always smell like a million flavors all together, but at the same time are magical places where you can give a try of the real culture of local people, not the…

How’s Like to be at the Hotel Viñas Queirolo?

My story today starts in the city of Ica, located about 4 hours away from Lima. Most precisely it starts at the hotel Viñas Queirolo, a luxury style hotel with a touch of a country house, a great site for a getaway from Lima and to try the best selection of wines and piscos (brandies)…

What to do at Lima’s airport? Tips to survive a long stay there.

Lima’s international airport Jorge Chavez once was considered one of the best and newest among South-American airports. Not super big, and in my opinion not too complicated, once you get there for the first time you may (for sure) get the impression that there is nothing there for you (besides the counters and departure gate…

Yuquitas and bombitas, our favorite street bites – Lima

This is one of the flavours of my childhood and of most of Limenians , I remember going back home from school with my group of friends and really hungry for lunch, and stopping by one strategically located just around the corner… if one of us had 1 or 2 soles in the pocket (the equivalent of 30…

A Magical night show in Lima (not just for children)

Is night time in Lima and you are looking for something different to do, at an open area maybe, something to share with your group of friends, family or children… If this is your case I have the perfect place: The Magic Circuit of Water of Lima is your best choice. Located in the heart…

A Parade for the Virgin of Copacabana – Lima

On last August 19th, I had the pleasure of witnessing an interesting event that united faith and tradition – pagan and catholic -,  a parade that has been taking place in many cities in these South American territories since colonial times, to commemorate the beloved “Virgen de Copacabana”. Here the story: A regular day at a church may…

The Mototaxis , Peruvian Tuk tuks

This marvelous (and sometimes dangerous) way of transportation was first seen in Lima and the rest of Peru in the early 90’s, and since then has become part of our culture and our daily routine, especially at the low-income areas and close to the big markets of our main cities. If you are wondering this…

A night meal classic: SALCHIPAPA.

SALCHIPAPA is one of the most popular fast foods of Peru, and Lima city (the capital of this amazing country) is famous for its street Salchipapa stands that also offer sandwiches and roast chicken, delicious and high caloric temptations that nobody can resist.   I have my favorite places to try each one of the mentioned local…