Pic of the Day : a Look to Folklore in Peru

An essential part of our daily culture is our folklore, wherever we go or whatever we do, there it is. On the tv spots, on our radios, in the Catholic processions and parades, on christmas and Independence days, or just going to the market, dancers and musicians are displaying their art on the streets as…

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Francisca Pizarro , the First Mestiza of Peru

Peru, early XVI century. A mestiza is a mixed-blood woman, a person of mixed race and culture. The first mestiza of our Peruvian history was called Francisca Pizarro, daughter of the conquistador of the Tawantinsuyu or Inca realm Francisco Pizarro, married to Inca princess remembered by her christian name Ines Huaylas, Pizarro tried with this…

Communal Work in the Andes of Peru

Last may I was invited to organize a trip to visit local communities in the highlands of Peru, bringing tourists to learn the ancestral culture of the Highlanders of the Andes, and in retribution pay a fair price for the services offered by the people of the towns we visited: food, homestay, and souvenirs, It was…

An imaginary trip back to Lima 600 years ago

Year 1400 A.C. approx. Lima city. 5 pyramids race towards the sun in the middle of the valley of Rimac (now called Lima city), all built on mud and painted predominantly in Yellow color, they looked colorful and strange hills to newcomers, so perfectly shaped as step pyramids, the highest of them reached probably 20 meters,…

A Very Different Restaurant – Vegetarian Opcion in Lima

One of the hardest things to get in Lima still are good vegetarian restaurants, our passion for beef, pork, chicken and pf course fish has blinded many to imagine life without meet… in a blessed land such as Peru (cradle of the potatoes, and land of superfoods such us Quinoa , maca, kiwicha and so…

Pic of the day: Summer in Lima

There is nothing more impacting in Lima as the view of the cliffs in Summer. The Pacific colored deep blue, the fresh breeze of the ocean touching your face. Hurry up and don’t miss this spectacle of nature.

The Cliffs of Lima

Some say Lima looks for moments like California, Santa Monica… that moment happens when visitors see the cliffs of the city. Located next to the ocean, the acantilado (name in spanish) is maybe after the main square of Lima, the most famous and beautiful part of the capital of Peru. The freeway and beaches below…

A Merry Christmas in Lima – Peru

The Joyful Christmas season is considered around the world one of the most espected celebrations of the year, and in Peru (an 80% catholic country by latest census) is celebrated from the most humble house to the mansion of the richest family, as usual. In Lima, capital of Peru and the city where I live,…

Picture of the day : Favorite Night Food in Lima

Not so healthy but delicious, night food in Lima city is rich in calories and flavor , a combination that can’t fail. Here some tips to understand our local classics: Salchipapa : french fries with fried hotdogs and all the mayo, mustard, ketchup and chilly paste you want on top. Yummy Burgers and sandwiches (or…

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…