Category: "Travel and Places"

Founder’s Mansion

August 15th, 2011 |

The city of Arequipa was founded in 1540 by Garcí Manuel de Carbajal, who in the nearby fertile lands of Huasacache built his mansion. Huasacache, in the valley of the river Socabaya only a short distance from the city, passed through various hands over the years until it was bought by Jesuit missionaries.

Chiclayo street snacks

July 27th, 2011 |

Tom Filipowicz shows us that food is never far away in Peru. Fancy a quick snack while exploring the streets of Chiclayo? These are your options… Much has been written over the past few years about Peruvian cuisine. With the increase in tourism and the…

Hidden Lima Travel Ideas

July 13th, 2011 |

The Lima region has a huge collection of great hiking and nature walks on offer, many of which are easily accessible from the traveller-friendly downtown districts of Miraflores and Barranco, like the Lomas de Lúcumo.

The Dakar Rally Heads To Peru

April 15th, 2011 |

The 2012 Dakar Rally is heading to Peru as South America was chosen to host the event for the fourth consecutive time. Peru will play host to the final four stages of the off-road rally race after the drivers have completed the first stages in Argentina and Chile.

Hidden Lima: Callao’s La Punta

April 14th, 2011 |

After two centuries, La Punta is still a destination for those in search of a tranquil respite from the rest of the Lima-Callao conurbation. The peacefulness here is more like that of a small town than the district of an enormous major metropolitan area.