Friday January 23, 2015
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Yahoo Travel published a news article this week, providing us with new and specific reasons to visit Peru. According to writer Michael Kaplan, there are actually five new and unique reasons for travelers to consider, when they decide about going to Peru. Kaplan states Peru is currently booming and tourism in Peru is growing enormously. That’s why he thinks it’s time to travel to Peru and those should be reasons to visit Peru and to love Peru. (more…)

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Right before 480th founding anniversary, Lima’s population reached 9,752,000

Monday January 19, 2015
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Just a few days before the anniversary of Lima’s 480 birthday, on January 18th, the National Institute of Statistics and Informatics has announced that the Peruvian capital has reached 9,752,000 inhabitants. Lima’s largest district is San Juan de Lurigancho (Eastern Lima), with 1,069,566 inhabitants.

A total of 1,796,113 are living in the central area of Lima, including downtown Lima, but also neighborhoods like San Isidro and Miraflores. Those districts have also more women than men (95 out of 100). (more…)

The Northern Coast of Peru Earns #18 on NYT’s “52 Places to Go in 2015

Tuesday January 13, 2015
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This past Friday, Jan 9th, the New York Times published their yearly list of the best world travel destinations. The good news for Peru is that the northern coast of Peru came in high on their list as number 18 of the “52 Places to Go in 2015.” With a cursory mention of Cusco as the ‘obligatory trip’ in any tourist’s travel plans, the NYT quickly went on to say that the ‘often-overlooked desert region’ on Peru’s northern coast is the new, up-and-coming destination to watch out for in Peru.

The newspaper goes on to list the changes various tourist companies are enacting to make this little known region more tourist friendly and to open up local attractions to tourism. (more…)

Peru Best Potential Tourist Destination

Monday January 12, 2015
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Good news for Peru: the Andean nation has recieved the Chinese Destination Award “Best Potential Tourist Destination” offered by the important Chinese travel agency CTRIP.

It’s the result of an intensive marketing campaign organized by the Peruvian Embassy in China together with different trade offices. President Ollanta Humala also suported the campaign.

China has become a important travel market for Peru and other many countries, as Chinese tourists made over 100 milliones trips abroad in 2014 which make them an important target. (more…)

New Ecotourism Route in Paracas Peru

Monday January 12, 2015
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One of the main goals of the Sernanp, the National service of Natural Protected Areas, is to develop inclusive, high quality and sustainable tourism in the protected areas of Peru. This new program, calles Spreading Sustanable Tourism Activities in Regions) is conducted by the Ministry of Tourism.

and it hopes to improve the social-economic siotuations of the families living in the Peruvian Natural Parks. Therefore, a new ecotourism route is launced in the Park of Paracas, to the sousth of Lima. It is called Del Mar al Desierto (from Sea to Desert) and it will be runing through the Peruvian. (more…)

The Peruvian neighborhood of Barranco in Lima was choosen one of the 25 most hipster places around the world.

Wednesday January 07, 2015
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A List was published by the Uk Business insider, with the most important cities in the world where the residents are considered to be “hipsters”.

The word “hipster’ was used for the first time back in the fourties when it referred to modern jazz lovers. Nowadays, “hipsters” are people that love ‘vintages’, many of them wearing skinny jeans and (long) beards.

Barranco has always been the bohemian capital of Lima, famous for, among others, the Parque Baja de Banos. (more…)

14th Suzuki Festival in Lima with 150 child musicians

Monday January 05, 2015
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On Jan 14th, the International Festival Suzuki will take place in Lima. Hundred –fifty students from ten different Latin American countries will come to Peru for the event.

The orchestra of child musicians will be composed of different instruments such as guitars, flutes, piano, percussion and others. It will be the 14th edition of the Suzuki Festival.

The event will be conducted by the Argentine Dario Domínguez (orchestra) and the Mexican Ernesto Garcia (choir).

DNA Testing May Prove Link Between Pre-Incan and early Chinese Cultures

Monday January 05, 2015
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Chinese archaeologists hope to conduct DNA testing to prove a link between the Shang culture and pre-Incan cultures in Peru. Similarities between artistic depictions by the geographically distant cultures and a Chinese legend about a traveling prince are the prompts for further investigation.

Tang Jigen is a Chinese archeologist who specializes in the history of the Shang Dynasty, c. 1600 BC – 1046 BC, and one of the scholars calling for DNA testing to confirm a theory that is not new to Chinese archeologists. (more…)

Peru to Host Five World Championships in 2015

Wednesday December 31, 2014
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Peru’s national team is gearing up for the 2019 Pan American Games that will be held in Lima. To get ready, Peru will be hosting five world tournaments in 2015 the Peruvian Sports Institute announced.

World Junior Waterski Championship: Scheduled for January 8th – 11th the Championship will be held at the Bujama Lacus Lakes 85 kilometers south of Lima.

International Weightlifting Federation Youth World Championships: Set to take place from April 7th – 12th this tournament will take place at the new High Performance Center in Lima. (more…)

Peru Seeks to Help Ex-Coca Farmers with New Credit Program

Wednesday December 31, 2014
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To help get ex-coca farmers back on their feet again, Alberto Otárola, the CEO of the National Commission for the Development of Life without Drugs (Devida), announced a new credits program for farmers sanctioned by the Agricultural Bank (Agrobanco).

Otárola explains that: “These families received their property titles, then Agrobanco gives them a preferential rate on a direct loan for the development of their crops. The subject is already pending.” (more…)

Up-start Peruvian Tennis Champ Bianca Botto Surprises Rankings

Tuesday December 23, 2014
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Bianca Botto, a Peruvian tennis player, is upsetting rankings as 2014 comes to a close. After winning five titles this year she earned 213th place in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) ranking. Previously her personal best on the WTA ranking chart was 218th in 2012. Most impressive, though, is were she stood at the beginning of this year: 670th place.

Botto, a 23 year-old from Lima, achieved her greatest career success this year when she won her first Challenger title in Paraguay and a title at the Copa Alta Tennis Tournament in Chile. (more…)

New Year’s Eve in Caral, Peru

Monday December 22, 2014
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Good news for travelers in Peru during Christmas and New Years’ Eve, as tourist will be allowed to celebrate New Year’s Eve at the archeological.

site of Caral, located aprox 200 kilometers north of the Peruvian capital Lima. Caral is one of the Americas’ most ancient civilizations.

The two-day tour that will be offered will begin on December 31 and kicks of with a dinner after which people will gather around a campfire and spend a mystic night surrounded by oral narrations of Andean-themed stories. (more…)

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