Cultural and Travel News Peru

Peru’s coin chosen as the best legal currency worldwide

Thursday January 29, 2015

The Peruvian Nuevo Sol showing the Inca Temple Huaytará in Huancavelica was awarded as the best coin in the world in the category ‘Coin of legal currency’.

The coin was chosen by the Nexus Group of Spain, who is a group of representatives of philatelic and numismatic federations and organizations from America and Europe, for its design and finish.

The coin forms part of the series ‘Wealth and Pride of Peru’ and was exploited by the Central Reserve Bank of Peru on the 20th of March 2013. (more…)

Peruvian Fashion Contest

Tuesday January 27, 2015

From April 15 – 17 2015, the Peruvian Contest “Jovenes Creadores al Mundo” (Young Creators to the World) will take place in Lima, within the framework of Peru Moda 2015. The Contest aims to promote new Peruvian design talent.

During the first stage, 24 fashion designers and students of Peru have now presented their work; the list of the four finalists will be published on February 4. Their work will be shown at the Peru Moda Catwalk.

The Contest “Jovenes Creadores al Mundo” also wants to promote the natural fibers of Peru (more…)

Tambopata National Reserve celebrates 25 years

Tuesday January 27, 2015

Yesterday it was exactly 25 years ago that the Tambopata National Reserve was founded.

Located in the Peruvian Amazon, it was established on the 26th of January 1990 to protect its fauna and flora that exists of eight different life zones where 165 species of trees, 103 different mammals, 1300 kinds of butterflies and 90 species of amphibians are living.

In 1990 the Peruvian government declared Tambopata a National Reserve following the recommendations of various researchers. (more…)

First London Pisco Sour Week this February

Tuesday January 27, 2015

Various Peruvian restaurants in London worked together to organize the first London Pisco Sour Week ever.

The initiative, abbreviated as LPSW, is created as an extension of Peru’s Pisco Sour day that is celebrated every year on the first Saturday of February and will take place from the first to the eighth of February. The goal is to increase the spirit’s consumption and to promote at the same time the Peruvian gastronomy.

The participating restaurants and the Peruvian Trade and Investment Office are organizing various activities (more…)

Peru is taking action to eradicate child labor

Monday January 26, 2015

The Ministry of Labor and Employment Promotion (MTPE) of Peru is undertaking measures to prevent and eradicate child labor and promote adequate adolescent labor conditions in Lima Metropolitan Area.

To this end, MTPE has set up the Multisectoral Coordination Bureau on Worst Forms of Child Labor in Lima Metropolitan Area.

The Ministry of Labor and Employment Promotion in Peru (MTPE) has opened a Multisectoral Agency to prevent child exploitation and human trafficking for labor exploitation. (more…)

Five reasons to travel to Peru according to Yahoo Travel

Friday January 23, 2015

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.

  1. The Fun Sandboarding and the tours with dune buggies in Ica. (more…)

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

Monday January 19, 2015

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

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 (more…)

Peru Best Potential Tourist Destination

Monday January 12, 2015

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 (more…)

New Ecotourism Route in Paracas Peru

Monday January 12, 2015

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

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

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) (more…)

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