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Top Sushi Places in Lima, Peru

Top Sushi Places in Lima, Peru October 12, 2011 | What's New | Read More
Sushi and Maki at Hanzo (Photo: Hanzo/Facebook) Since Peru was the first South American country establishing diplomatic relations with Japan, it was also the first one accepting Japanese immigration, more than 100 years ago. So, nowadays Lima has quite a large Japanese community… and due to this...

Oktoberfest in Lima, Peru

Oktoberfest in Lima, Peru October 10, 2011 | Events, What's New | Read More
Whether you are an Oktoberfest fan or not you have certainly heard about it sometime; and while in Lima you can enjoy a local version (smaller, but plenty of fun) of this worldwide famous festival, which will celebrate its 10th anniversary in Peru and is expected to gather more than 20,000 people and...

Lima, Peru: Some helpful words and phrases

Lima, Peru: Some helpful words and phrases September 28, 2011 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Street vendor. Lima, Peru (Photo: Isabel Guerra) We assume you have learned at least some basic Spanish phrases before arriving in Lima. Anyway, some more help regarding this department is always welcome. Even if you walk by the streets with your pocket dictionary on hand, we will try to provide you...

Lima, Peru: buildings surrounding the Plaza Mayor

Lima, Peru: buildings surrounding the Plaza Mayor September 18, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Palacio de Gobierno (Government Palace) Photo: J. Enrique Molina Visiting Lima Downtown for the first time? This post focuses on the historic buildings surrounding the iconic Plaza Mayor, or Plaza de Armas (Main Square). These happen to be also very nice pieces of architecture, so let’s learn a...

One day in Lima -spending only US $50! (or less)

One day in Lima -spending only US $50! (or less) August 26, 2011 | Food, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Jiron de la Union and Norkys' restaurant (Photo: Isabel Guerra) So you are in a budget. And you need to make it last. Well, who doesn’t? Either you are a backpacker or not, here’s some tips on some very cheap or absolutely free activities to spend your whole day in Lima spending very...

A Peruvian holiday: celebrating Saint Rose of Lima

A Peruvian holiday: celebrating Saint Rose of Lima August 23, 2011 | Events, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Saint Rose Basilica Peru celebrates Saint Rose of Lima, the first Catholic Saint of the Americas, with a holiday every August 30th. This year this will be a specially festive, because Peruvians will have a long weekend: from Friday, August 27th to Tuesday, August 30th. This long holiday applies only...

One day in Lima, Peru

August 22, 2011 | Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Most trips to Peru have its final destination in Cusco, Iquitos, or any other big attraction, either natural archaeological. The point is that, for most travellers, Lima is only a one-day excursion. We do feel that this is absolutely unfair and that Lima has many interesting sites and things to do....

Trying and Buying Native Potatoes in Lima, Peru

Trying and Buying Native Potatoes in Lima, Peru May 30, 2011 | Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Native potatoes at a local biofair (Photo: Isabel Guerra) The Peruvian gastronomy boom has come along with the revalorization of ancient local products and ingredients: one of these is the papas nativas (native potatoes). Yes, Peru is one of the potato’s ancient cradles, and you cannot miss the...

For foodies: “Causa limeña”, a must while in Lima, Peru

For foodies: “Causa limeña”, a must while in Lima, Peru May 30, 2011 | Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Causa Limeña, stuffed with seafood (Photo: Patrick Aljord/Flickr) The fame of Peruvian gastronomy is increasing, and you probably have heard something about its flagship dish, the ceviche (fish fillets marinated in lime juice). But there is a lot more to see and try, and we encourage you to try the...

Lima, Peru: History and gastronomy at Huaca Pucllana

Lima, Peru: History and gastronomy at Huaca Pucllana May 12, 2011 | Food, Things to Do, Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Ancient Adobe walls (Photo: Isabel Guerra). We guess that there are not too many places in the world where you can learn about a city’s ancient history while also enjoying some of the best local food specialties at the same time. There is one of these spots in Lima: the old Huaca Pucllana site,...