Peru

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10 Peruvian Foods You Must Try before You… Eat a Guinea Pig

If you’ve ever traveled to Peru, you may have noticed that some people like to eat their furry pets. I’m...

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The People, Faces of Peru

A Photo Journal Photographing local people when I travel has always made me feel like I’m intruding in their personal...

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My Solo Train Ride Across Peru’s Central Andes

“Are you traveling all by yourself?” There was a look of curiosity – and admiration – in her eyes. “Uhmm… yes?”...

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Urban Fishing in Lima (and Ceviche Recipe)

If you’ve read my previous post, Ceviche: King of Peru, you know the most important rule when making ceviche… It’s...

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Ceviche: King of Peru

If there is one dish that defines Peru and its people, it has to be ceviche, a fresh fish delicacy...

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Recipe: Peruvian Tiradito New Style

Tiradito is not to be confused with ceviche… While tiradito is seasoned with some lime juice, it’s not marinated or cooked with lime. Also, you...

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Off-the-Beaten-Path: Eating at Huariques & Picanterias in Peru

Here’s a Peruvian experience I highly recommend: Eating at a huarique or picantería. Huarique describes those little family restaurants that,...

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Breaking BreAD

When I think of “breaking bread” with friends or family, I always think of my dad – he taught me...

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A Lima’s Winter Day: The Ocean… and Memories

We’ve had a few sunny days since winter started, but now it looks like the eternal fog and mist are...

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Connecting with my Grandfather on Ancient Inca Ground

I never met my grandfather, but a few days ago, I got a glimpse into one of his passions: archeology....

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Settling into My New (Temporary) Life in a City that I Once Knew

Time flies. “No kidding,” you’ll say. But it really does. And I can’t stop it. I’ve been in Peru for...

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LIMA: Earthquakes, Wild Tuna & Patience Required

Being no stranger to Lima’s winters, I expected and was prepared for the typical fog & mist that hugs the...

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Knives sharpened; bags packed. I’m off to Peru.

In a couple of days I’ll be exchanging summer in the Rocky Mountains for the much cooler climate of Lima,...

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