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 classics,…

About the casual food and drinking culture in Bogota – Colombia

Colombians are great people to hang out with, they are great storytellers and always know how to have fun. The nightlife in the capital city is well known to be pretty wild. There is an area of Bogota called Zona Rosa (pink zone) where nightclubs, bars, and restaurants are displayed for anyone in search of Local interaction,…

Pique macho, a Bolivian classic

When my first trip to Bolivia was confirmed (about 2 years ago), my well-traveled good friends said to me: don’t forget to try a PIQUE MACHO. I had no idea what is was, it was described to me as another classic, this time Peruvian, called Salchipapas: French fries + fried hot dog and sometimes a fried egg on top.

Chicharron! the best Peruvian sandwich EVER

Since I was little a perfect Sunday brunch includes this succulent meal: Chicharron, consist in a sandwich made of deep-fried pork, onions and boiled sweet potatoes, all of these put between 2 pieces of crunchy bread…. yummy. I can’t lie to you, this is NOT the healthiest of our local dishes, (how many healthy dishes can taste this…

Changing of Guards Peruvian style

Every day at 12 o clock there is a solemn air blowing on the main square of Lima, at the main patio of our government palace an old martial ceremony takes place, in the same fashion of Buckingham Palace in London, or at the Kremlin in Moscow , the “Cambio de Guardia” is an event […]

A sunset to remember, Lima’s most iconic moment

A few days ago, in one of those strange winter afternoons when we can witness the miracle of a sunset in a city of gray sky, mother nature gave me this present, and remind me the beauty of living by the sea. One of the most beautiful sunsets you can ever see happens in Lima, no doubts…

“Cevicherias”, Seafood Restaurants of Peru

If Peruvians are proud of something is of the Peruvian food, Our food is the best of the world AMEN! its what you are going to hear our fellow Peruvians living in many countries saying around the world… What I’m sure about (after traveling for 11 years throughout my country with hundreds of visitors) is…

Anticuchos, our afro-peruvian heritage

From our African ancestry, we learned to eat heart, liver, tongue, and pretty much anything inside the animals, we also learned about how to add flavor to them and the perfect technique to cook it… one of our most celebrated Peruvian dishes has African flavor and it’s called ANTICHUCHO. We call our mixed Spanish-African cuisine:…

Which hotels and Airbnbs I’ve used in Colombia?

I recently got this question from a reader and, trying to help you out with this sometimes difficult process of the planning and organization of a trip, I decide to give you a complete list of all the hotels and Airbnbs I have used in Colombia with prices and locations, plus a personal comment about the…

A Park for the imagination

A few days ago my girls and I were merrily surprised by a great amusement park called “Parque de la Imaginacion” or park of the Imagination, this place is ideal for children from 3 to 13 years old and its lots of fun with science in one same place.