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.

8 things you should NOT do in Peru

Maybe this is your first time traveling to Peru and you are super excited, aren’t you?… packing, and maybe doing a list of things to bring to your adventure… hiking boots? checked, sunblock? checked, Positive attitude? checked… Preparing for your trip takes to read lots of articles about your destinations, and inform you about the activities…

Saint Rose of Lima

Most Peruvians and Latin Americans are devoted to God, the Virgin Mary and “the Saint of the house” (every family has a preference for a saint, and every saint works in different ways and solves different problems) Some of them are considered super powerful, Like Saint Jude Tadeo considered the saint of impossibles or Saint Martin…

Cartagena de Indias, the jewel of Colombia

  This place has a peculiarity, it has remained almost the same for over 400 years, unbelievable, isn’t it? In its colorful and historical streets, many events had taken place… love stories, tragedies, murders, proclamations of independence… and over time It has become an inspiration for painters and writers. Nowadays it continues captivating the attention…