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…

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…