Thursday April 24, 2014

When travelling to Lima, it is hard to not notice all of the traffic and the disorganized system of transport. Lima is working to better their public transport by looking to build a Line 3 for Lima´s Metro Network. The date is still not determined yet, but it is hoped that the project will be awarded by the end of 2015 or the beginning of 2016.

The recently added Line 2 took over a year and half for the project to be awarded, and it is expected for Line 3 to take about the same amount of time. The starting date will depend on how the market responds and the study (more…)

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Quinoa Production Takes a Big Leap in Peru

Thursday April 24, 2014

Peru is well-known all around the world for its delicious foods. Every year the country´s culinary delicacies attract tourists and also help them to stay even longer. One of Peru´s major foods is Quinoa, which has recently become popular in various nations due to its nutritional value. Especially in the United States, as it is reported that about 68 million pounds of quinoa were imported in this one nation alone. Many are using it as a supplement for gluten products as numerous people in the U.S. are now unable to eat gluten. (more…)

Peruvian Blueberry Exports are on the Rise

Thursday April 17, 2014

When travelling to Peru, delicious fruit is not difficult to find. Over the years Peru has emerged as a major exporter for many of their fruits. Recently, the blueberries on the Andean coast have been a big hit in the United States and some European countries.

In just the first two months of 2014, the Peruvian exports of blueberries have amounted to US$ 4 million. (more…)

Famous Peruvian Chef, Gaston Acurio, Makes English Cookbook

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Whenever travelling through Peru, food is one of the most important adventures you must experience. Peru is famous for its intricate and tasty dishes. Gaston Acurio is one of the best Peruvians chefs who knows exactly how to make Peru´s spectacular cuisine even more delicious. Acurio is well-known all over the world and is becoming even more popular amongst English-speaking populations. He recently opened La Mar in Miami and helps run the 14th ranked restaurant, Astrid & Gaston in Lima, according (more…)

Peru and Argentina Team Together for Concert

Tuesday April 15, 2014

Peru and Argentina are countries rich in music and dances. On April 26th these two countries will combine their traditional music to create a beautiful presentation.

An artist from Peru and another from Argentina are teaming together to create a spectacular performance in the series called Cantos de Latinoamerica 2014. It features Renzo Gil, originally from Callao, whose songs are heavily influenced by the folk music from coastal regions of Peru. (more…)

Lima Seeks to Protect Older Structures in Case of an Earthquake

Tuesday April 08, 2014

Lima, the capital of Peru, attracts travelers from all over the world as it is the largest and most modern city in the country. Nevertheless, it still maintains many of its historical buildings and archaeological sites. After last week´s frightening earthquake in Chile, Lima is now checking the stability of its older structures in downtown Lima. Lima is a city on the coast and is very prone to earthquakes. In 2007 an 8.0 magnitude quake hit the region of Ica, just 300 kilometers below Lima and it killed about 200 people. The city in order to protect its people and structures are taking measures to prepare for an earthquake.

According to, Alberto Marticorena, the deputy manager or Civil defense for the municipality, there are over 1,000 houses in the center of Lima that run the risk of collapsing during an earthquake. Sadly, Marticorena says the municipality does not have the right to intervene, as most of these houses in Barrios Altos neighborhood are privately owned. Even in the public properties they are unable to make structural adjustments because they have been declared as cultural heritage and bureaucratic permits are necessary to make changes. Authorities, however, have given technical recommendations and general suggestions to the residents in the case of damage or injury after an earthquake. They are hoping that these small efforts will make a difference in the event of a natural disaster. The municipality seeks to protect the history, beauty, and people of the colonial Lima center.

Peru Makes it out Fine with Last Night´s Tsunami

Wednesday April 02, 2014

All of us here in Cusco, Peru are thankful to be well and fine after last night´s scare. It was a frightening evening for Chile and other coastal parts of surrounding countries as an earthquake of 8.2 magnitude struck the northern part of Chile at 8:46 p.m. So far there have said to be a total of six people who have died in Chile from this tragic event, and it is claimed that all deaths were caused by heart attacks or being crushed by debris. The earthquake was just the start of this terror, as it triggered a tsunami, small landslide, and cut off power in the northern coast of Chile.

Telefonica Expands its Mobile Network

Tuesday April 01, 2014

When travelling in Peru, communication is very important. Thanks to Telefonica, there are pay phones almost around every corner, providing service to locals and foreigners.

More than 15,000 visitors will come to the Ballestas Islands for Holy Week

Tuesday April 01, 2014

When travelling to Peru, one of the great places to visit is the Ballestas Islands covered with sea lions and birds. It is located four hours away from Lima in the southern region of Ica. According to Andina news, the Islands and Paracas National Reserve, which helps to protect and preserve lives of endangered species, are to have over 15,000 visitors for Holy Week. In order to prepare for the mass amount of people coming, (more…)

Mistura is to be held in Lima, Peru in September of 2014

Tuesday April 01, 2014

When travelling in Peru, you are sure to be asked if you like the Peruvian food. All Peruvians have a great pride for their vast array of delicious dishes and they have every right to be. Peru knows how to do cuisine right, from their famous lomo saltado to ceviche, you are sure to love their food.

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