Heralded as the World’s Leading Culinary Destination, not once, but six times, Peru has become the top country to visit for its gastronomy. Peruvian food is a beautiful confluence of cultures that has created a gastronomic experience like no other. Culinary explorers, Rosemary and Claire from Authentic Food Quest, spent … more »
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Ancient civilizations, inspiring landscapes, traditions and mouth-watering food!
It took us 5 months to get a visa to visit Peru… we can assure you that when this kind of hardship comes your way, you make the most of it! And these articles are proof of that. Please enjoy!
Salchipapas are a favorite amongst most Peruvians and we’ve even seen them being devoured with great amounts of passion in Ecuador. What are they? A generous serving of fries topped off with some sausage slices and then doused in ketchup, mayonnaise and mustard. Do not try this at home.. unless … more »
In Uros Islands: she lives, she floats
Somewhere in the middle of the massive Lake Titicaca, a group of about 50 islands have been man made. Built entirely of reed, they float, constituting the villages and towns of around 5000 people. Including this little girl, whose face cheeks are dry and burnt from over exposure to the … more »
The Colca Valley – High up in the Andes
Back when we were in Peru we made a trip through Arequipa all the way to the Colca Valley. The Colca Canyon is famous in Peru and is more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the USA. Maybe it needs to be renamed the Grandest Canyon to … more »
Hot Rocoto Ceviche
In the glorious city center of Arequipa, Peru – you can find some of the best ceviche in the world! We ate this delight at a restaurant called Fory Fay which is located at Álvarez Thomas 221. The restaurant is famous with locals and there are some tourists who drop … more »
I am an Andean Lady
Ladies in the Andes have a very particular style. They look very colorful and feminine, while keeping a very strong attitude towards life. These are tough ladies we’re talking about! Daily routine is harsh in places like the Colca Valley in Peru, where this photo was taken. Sometimes, just like … more »
Mistura: the tastiest thing you can do in Peru!
If you are in Lima, Peru, right now: STOP READING! I mean it. Leave your computer and head out to Mistura Food Festival which started yesterday 6th of September and will last until the 15th. It’s a shame they close at night, otherwise, I would even recommend you to pack … more »
How we ended up at Mistura
The Mistura food festival is a celebration of Peruvian cuisine held every year in Lima, Peru. Last year, we really wanted to head to the festival but our dates in Lima weren’t coinciding with the food festival. We were going to be in Iquitos and Cuzco during the festival. The … more »
Business on the Amazon river
A lot of people think of the Amazon river as a water body snaking through the dense forest in solitude. However, with human settlements, villages, and cities in the middle of the Amazon, the river is transformed into a massive highway. Boats ply day and night and give birth to … more »
Cute little Peruvian dolls
Today’s photo takes us high into the Andes in Peru. If you walk around the wonderful market in Pisac, a little town about one hour away from Cusco, you will see these amazing little dolls all over the place! They’re so beautifully crafted and colorful that you feel like getting … more »