The Dazzling Heights of Cerro San Cristobal

As far as I knew, there were no roller coasters here in Lima; no perks for adrenaline-junkies apart from perhaps paragliding off the cliffs in Miraflores. Well, I exaggerate slightly due to being such a scaredy-cat, but if you’re looking for a hair-raising thrill might I suggest taking the open top bus up to the peak of Cerro San Cristobal. Read more..

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Chocolate Booze: Let the Search Begin!

For many people, when they’re having a bit of a stressful day, what do they reach for as a comfort? For some, it’s sweet treats like chocolate. For others, it might be a glass of wine or pisco (if you’re in Peru). But did you know that both these popular things, chocolate and alcohol, actually come from the same Cacao fruit? Read more..

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Galeria Delbarrio, a Hidden Gem of an Art Gallery

It is certainly true that Lima offers an impressive display of artwork both contemporary and historical, and there are numerous museums and galleries to visit for an overview of these works. Yet for those travelers who want to explore the Peruvian art world in more depth, you need to come away from these larger collections and visit some smaller galleries. Read more..

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Abracadabra , Alakazam…Welcome to the Witches Market

Maybe you’ve heard about Gamarra market, the enormous, sprawling labyrinth of clothes vendors and factories on every corner. But did you also know that just around the corner from this, you can find the Lima witches market…a very interesting place to visit after you’ve bargained yourself silly all morning buying t-shirts. Read more..

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Inside the Studio: An Inside View of Peruvian Artists

Sure, it´s one thing to visit artwork when it’s hanging in a gallery or museum, but how about when it’s still fresh on the canvas? Furthermore, how can you really begin to understand the artistic process that leads to the inspirational pieces? Well, one great suggestion would be to go and see the artists at work in their studio, but is that even a possibility? Read more..

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