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The 13 Unique & Unmissable Souvenirs to Buy In Peru

29 Jun
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The 13 Unique & Unmissable Souvenirs to Buy In Peru

Peru might be best known for its world-class Inca ruins and picturesque colonial towns, but it’s also a haven for shoppers hoping to find a unique – and affordable – souvenir to take back home. Check out here where to find The 13 Unique & Unmissable Souvenirs to Buy In Peru.

Traditional Peruvian markets and souvenir shops in cities as far ranging as Lima , Cusco , and Arequipa are excellent places to pick up an all-important keepsake or unique gift for loved ones at home who didn’t have the luck of joining you on your trip.

From traditional Andean textiles to totora reed ornaments, and even a bottle of Peru’s famous brandy liquor, an overwhelming array of Peruvian souvenirs are available. Let us help you narrow down your options with our list of our ultimate favorites.

1. Traditional Alpaca wool clothing

When you first step foot in a Peruvian market, these are likely the thing that immediately catches your eye: elaborately spun textiles made from Alpaca wool dyed in a splendid kaleidoscope of colours.
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Pisco Perfection

02 Feb
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Pisco Perfection

The national drink of Peru, Pisco, is being celebrated in Peru over the next few weeks. The main day of the celebrations is Pisco Sour Day, always the first Saturday of February. The most famous drink that is made with pisco is a delicious beverage that will charm its drinkers into pisco perfection!

As pisco sour is such an important cultural drink of Peru, let’s see how it is produced. First, purely virgin grapes are harvested in February and March, during which care must be taken to avoid the swarms of bees. After the grapes are harvested, the grapes must be ´stomped,´ sometimes by a human professional or a complex machine. After the stomping, the grape juice must ferment, which involves turning the sugar into an alcohol. (more…)

Peru’s Pisco Sour Day

31 Jan
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Peru’s Pisco Sour Day

Peru’s most famous cocktail is by far the Pisco Sour and therefore the people of Peru yearly celebrate the Día del Pisco Sour or, in English, Pisco Sour Day . The event takes places on the first Saturday of February.

The most important ingredient of this delicious Peruvian cocktail is, of course, Pisco. Therefore it is interesting to know a bit more about this typical Peruvian liqueur.

After the Spanish conquered South America, they imported vine plants to Peru in the 15th century. Because they had grapes left that were not good enough for the wine, they decided to use these leftovers in a different product and this is when Pisco got invented.
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Nationale Pisco Sour Dag in Peru

03 Feb
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Het nationale drankje van Peru, Pisco, wordt de komende paar weken het middelpunt van de aandacht in Peru. De belangrijkste feestdag is de Pisco Sour Dag, dit is altijd de eerste zaterdag van februari. Het beroemde Pisco Sour wordt gemaakt met pisco en is een heerlijke drankje dat alle reizigers en bezoekers zal verleiden met z’n pisco perfectie.

Omdat Pisco Sour zo’n belangrijke en culturele drank in Peru is, is het belangrijk om te weten hoe het wordt geproduceerd. Ten eerste, alleen de beste druiven worden geoogst in februari en maart en tijdens de oogst moet er goed worden uitgekeken voor bijen zwermen. Nadat de druiven zijn geoogst, worden ze gestampt door een proffesionele werknemer of door een complexe machine. Na het stampen moet het druivensap eerst fermenteren, daarbij worden de suikers omgezet in alcohol. (more…)

Día Nacional del Pisco Sour en Peru

29 Jan
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En el Peru se celebra el día de la bebida nacional del país el “Pisco Sour”, en las próximas semanas. El primer sábado de Febrero es la fiesta principal del “Pisco Sour” la bebida más sabrosa que se hace con el pisco, es una bebida deliciosa que le encantara a sus bebedores a la perfección!

Como el pisco sour es una bebida cultural tan importante de Peru, es importante saber cómo se produce. En primer lugar se cosechan las uvas puramente vírgenes en Febrero y Marzo, durante el cual se debe tener cuidado para evitar los enjambres de abejas. Después de que las uvas se cosechan deben ser escurridos a veces por humanos profesionales o una maquina compleja. Después del escurrido el zumo de uva debe fermentar, que implica convertir el azúcar en alcohol. Este proceso toma entre 8 a 12 días y requiere una temperatura perfecta: un delicado equilibrio entre calor y frio. (more…)

Como se celebra el año nuevo en Perú

30 Dec
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Estamos a puertas del año nuevo 2014 y a algunas horas de despedir el viejo año 2013. esta fiesta es una de las principales celebraciones en el mundo, y reúne a las millones de personas que tienen por costumbre festejar el año nuevo el 1º de enero; puesto que para otras personas, en algunos países , el año nuevo se celebra en otras fechas, tal es el caso de India, Irán, Turquía, china, etc.

Como el nombre lo indica, Año nuevo es el inicio de un nuevo año y por ende se suele hacer nuevos planes, buenos propósitos y nuevas promesas para consigo mismo o para con los demás, con la intención de corregir todo aquello que consideramos negativo o cambiar de estrategia en todo aquello que nos generó problemas.

Para cada cultura en el mundo, el comienzo de un año nuevo tiene una implicación particular y distinta pero al mismo tiempo similar, y cada una de ellas recibe el año de diversas maneras. Cada país tiene sus propias tradiciones para celebrar el fin de año. Como es lógico, en Perú también tenemos nuestras correspondientes supersticiones, cábalas y rituales para despedir al año viejo y que el año venidero venga cargado de mucha esperanza.
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New year Celebration in Peru

30 Dec
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With 2014 coming so close now, people all over the world are preparing New Year Celebrations for December 31. For some others, New Year is celebrated on other dates, such as India, Iran, Turkey, China, etc.

For every culture in the world, the beginning of a New Year has a particular implication and each one of them receives the New Year in different ways. Also Peru has its own, typical rituals and superstitions to dismiss the old year and to welcome the New Year with new hopes and new plans and projects.

In Peru, on New Year’s Eve, many people attend a party somewhere in town while others receive the New Year at home with friends and family. After a delicious dinner and a few minutes before midnight, the radio stations and Peruvian television announce and finally start the countdown. When clock strikes Midnight everyone hugs and kisses each other with good wishes and either champagne, wine or, Pisco sour, all with loud music, fireworks, firecrackers and rockets at the background. Unlike the Christmas dinner, a typical Peruvian New Year dinner is very varied and lasts for several hours. They are usually large banquets where the favorite dishes are turkey and pork in the oven, accompanied by a variety of salads and rice.
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