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.
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 to the World´s 50 Best Restaurants list by S. Pellegrino and Acqua Panna.
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.
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.
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…)
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.
When travelling to Cusco, Peru it does not take long to fall in love with its charm and character. What makes a tourist´s stay even better is the perfect accommodation. Cusco offers countless places to stay, but if you are looking for the best, you may want to check out Palacio Nazarenas. According to the website Review Pro with over 900,000 customer reviews, the rankings placed the Belmond Palacio Nazarenas in Cusco as the best luxury hotel in the world. (more…)
When you travel to Lima, Peru you will find yourself astonished by the abundance of restaurants, malls, and theatres you can find. The city is a big combination of history and modernity. Adding soon to this modernity is a famous restaurant chain from the United States, Olive Garden.