The Vogel Family only have a handful of months left of their journey from Alaska to Argentina. They crossed from Ecuador to Peru a few months ago, the passed through Peru’s astonishingly barren desert before heading up into the Andes and eventually into Bolivia. See the desert part of their journey in this video.
Ali Ryder presents the forth in a new series of articles, Peru at the Movies. The Fall of Fujimori – award-winning documentary about the controversial ex-president of Peru.
First presenting the contrast between the republican grandeur of Lima and the Andean stylings of Cusco, this video goes on to follow the day to day live of rural Cusqueños. In the images you will also see Machu Picchu before its restoration, as well as Sacsayhuaman, Ollantaytambo and a Cusco without cars.
Chinchero produces extraordinary textiles, woven with ancestral tools with Incan designs and natural colors.
Ali Ryder presents the third in a new series of articles. Did you know there are dozens of films that either take place in or heavily feature Peru? Here revolutionary Che Guevara visits Peru.
Ali Ryder presents the second in a new series of articles, Peru at the Movies. did you know there are dozens of films that either take place in or heavily feature Peru? Get planning your Peruvian movie nights!
Ali Ryder presents a new series of articles, Peru at the Movies. did you know there are dozens of films that either take place in or heavily feature Peru? Get planning your Peruvian movie nights!
Tom Filipowicz in Chiclayo recounts the tradition of burning mannequins as part of New Year celebrations in Peru, as well as other customs.
Curandero – witch-doctor or medicine-man in English, but the most direct translation is healer. The tradition of the curanderos still runs strong in the Muchik northern coast of La Libertad and Lambayeque, particularly around Chiclayo. The traditions and techniques of theses healers date back to pre-Colombian times and the the civilisations of the Chimú, Sicán and the Moche before them. Archaeologists have recently been given a glimpse into this period of time with the discovery of the 800 year old tomb of a Sicán curandero.
In November, Tom Filipowicz visited the event held for the Mochica Identity Week and discusses what he feels is a strong local connection and respect for traditions and customs. Participating were school groups, each choosing and important local custom to present to visitors.
More than 70 Andean women from six Peruvian cities took part in the final stage of the second annual Mamacha national championships.
On the 10th of December of this year, 185 years passed since Peru won a battle that decisively ended any hope for a Spanish presence in South America. At 3,500 above sea level, on the field of battle of the Pampa de Quinua, thousands gathered to take part in a huge recreation in honour of this occasion.