The importance of coca leaf in Perú

“From the Live series “Conversations with a Tour Guide” every Wednesday and Saturday on Facebook @adventuroustravelguide” For anyone that has visited Peru is not a surprise that Hoja de Coca plays a very important role in the lives of people here, especially highlanders. I believe it is important to clarify its use and value, as…

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Made in Peru: Maras Pink Salt

     Have you heard about Maras Pink salt? This is one of the top Peruvian products for exportation, this rich-in-minerals salt is extracted from Cusco, Urubamba-Maras since pre-Inca times, for locals consumption and has multiple health benefits. Rich in calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc, still is naturally extracted by hand.  You can support our…

Barranco, the bohemian district of Lima

My beloved Barranco, many posts had been dedicated to this place in this travel site, one of the reasons is my frustrated dream of living there (Im also very much attached to my childhood district San Miguel, where everybody I know since a little girl live) and also because of the good vibe in here….

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…

Celebrations of Easter in Peru

Easter is not just a time to thank God and Jesus for his sacrifice in the cross, for locals is as well a time of traditions and family, is a time of thanking, and of course a time for eating!, the tradition dictates that only fish can be part of our diet in this days……