After two whole years living in the town of Urubamba, Maureen tells of her transition to living the big city of Lima.
The most important component of a car in Lima, as in many Latin American cities, is the horn. The horn is much more important than, for example, the breaks – one is used continuously during the course of driving, the other is practically never used.
Coming from an computer science background, I am considering inventing the auto-horn – a horn that sounds every second regardless of whether it is needed. I am quite sure this will make me rich.
What the horn means:
Purchasing fake copies of branded goods is quite normal here. Sales of copies of video games and DVDs far outstrip sales of originals – to tell the truth, I haven’t actually noticed any originals on sale anywhere, although no, I haven’t looked for them.
Yesterday, Peruvian citizens went to the voting stations to elect their new president…
Watch as the small town of Peru, in Nebraska in the United States, is turned Peruvian as part of the campaign to launch the new Peru brand.
What was this fossilized oddity dug up in the Andes of Peru? Tom Filopowicz explains.
It never occurred to me when I took my seat in the plane back in November 2007 that I would soon fall in love with Peru, quit my swanky embassy job and return here to live for nearly 3 years.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. It’s fun being the exotic one. After years of giving the dark Latin types the eye in the U.S., the shoe is on the other foot. Now, I’m the one that can just walk into a room and get the heads turning.
30,000 Amazon Indians were enslaved, tortured, raped and starved in just 12 years during the rubber boom, according to a historic report submitted by Irish investigator Roger Casement, 100 years ago today.
It’s the season of giving, and that’s what Tom Filipowicz and company have been doing in impoverished communities in Lambayeque.
For The Karikuy blog, Eleanor writes about her first ever soccer match after being treated to the full-on South American soccer experience.
With more than three thousand varieties, could Peru use its native staple to help reduce impoverished campesinos?